Exhibition Opening Reception for Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: Hall of Khan, Cauleen Smith: 17, Lee Blalock: Neue and nowhere better.
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: Hall of Khan
April 14 – July 28
Hall of Khan is a new sculptural installation by emerging artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford that addresses the form and function of the public monument to celebrate national achievements and/or conquests – both in the form of the equestrian statue and world’s fair architecture.
Jeremiah will be in residence in the Art Center’s studios developing the work for his exhibition and involving the public in his artistic process from now until the opening of the exhibition.
Cauleen Smith: 17
March 10 – July 7
17 is the title for an installation of approximately 80 feet of hand screen-printed wallpaper designed for Gallery 2 by artist and art center student, Cauleen Smith. The imagery of the print is a collection of shapes, forms, and figures of everyday life on the Southside which connect to research on Chicago’s history of the occult, African American folk art, Sun Ra, and pop culture. The pattern organization and color palettes are inspired by wax print textiles popular in West Africa and 18th century French and British innovations in tapestry design. This ambitious project, builds on the work Smith has been exploring for the past five years using sound and performance. Smith produced this new series of screen prints with techniques she acquired from a print making class at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Lee Blalock: Neue
March 17 – June 23
Drawing from personal history, an obsession with rules and order, and a love of speculative fiction, Lee Blalock will show work that documents a process of reimagining the body and its daily operations. Blalock is interested in the mechanics of prosthetics for the body and how rhythm and movement can be interpreted through body amplification and prosthetics.
Cleve Carney Gallery
March 3 – May 19
The two person exhibition nowhere better combines new artworks by Iain Muirhead and Alison Ruttan that challenge our perception of danger and violence in relation to place. Whether the artists are borrowing from documentary images of terrorist attacks, crimes, tragic accidents, or natural disasters in local or global locations, the artworks present a powerful reminder that safety is a false concept.
Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.