Join the Hyde Park Art Center for refreshments and informal conversation with Istanbul-based Deniz Gül and Chicago artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, our first residents participating in the inaugural Jackman class selected for The Residency, a new Art Center initiative. In Chicago for two months, Gül will be working on-site at the Art Center with students, patrons, and within the surrounding neighborhoods to explore the relationship between public space and free speech. Gül’s practice utilizes a range of media including photography, video, and sculptural installation.
Hulsebos-Spofford will be working in the Art Center studio for a yearlong residency as he creates a new series of work to be shown in a solo exhibition entitled “Hall of Khan,” which will be on view during spring and summer of 2013. The interactive exhibition will use sculpture and performativity to address problematics of empire building, presenting symbolic constructs of historical place, cultural space, and living equestrian sculpture to interrogate the practice of monumentalizing history.
During open studio hours, the public is invited to learn about the artists’ process and practice and viewing works-in-progress. This event is in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month.