Hyde Park Art Center invites you to meet emerging Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford in an open forum for discussion about the ideas behind the work included in his monumental first solo exhibition, Hall of Khan, on view at the Art Center through July 28.
About Hall of Khan: Equestrian war monuments get a modern makeover from emerging artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford in a grand new site-specific installation, Hall of Khan, on view from April 14 until July 28, 2013 in Gallery 1 at Hyde Park Art Center. Live horses in the gallery will replace bronze sculptures and abstracted forms will take the place of historical riders whose lives and legends have shaped history through the present day. Having long been a celebratory symbol of territorial conquest and cultural domination throughout history and nations, the artist calls both the form and purpose of the monument into question in this exhibition.
About the artist: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford (b. 1983, Vermont) approaches his practice as a conduit into many worlds, intervening in spheres of activism, art discourse, education, science fiction fandom, and equine technology. Recently he attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from Bard College in New York. He is a Fulbright grantee and the recipient of numerous awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Project Grant, a CAAP grant, and a grant from the Propeller Fund. He was recognized by NewCity as one of Chicago’s Breakout Artists to watch in 2012. He teaches Sculpture at DePaul University and the Chicago High School for the Arts. The Chicago-based artist is currently an artist-in-residence in the Jackman Class at the Hyde Park Art Center from September 2012 through June 2013.