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Exhibition Reception

December 2, 2012 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition Opening Reception for Bette Cerf Hill: string theory; Twelve Galleries Project presents Quarterly Site #12: EPIC SOMETHING and Candida Alvarez’s solo exhibition.

The exhibition titled string theory, presents the artist Bette Cerf Hill’s view of how the universe is tied together with random views depicted in an installation including fluid drawings made with thread and cotton cord, paintings, and found space. Originally inspired by the notion of super string theory or “the theory of everything” as it has been called, Hill departs from the scientific notion that all particles are connected over space and time, and creates a multi-dimensional artwork addressing the interconnectivity of all life.

String Theory will be on view from November 11, 2012 through February 13, 2013

Join EPIC SOMETHING’s twelve artists on a journey to the nexus of text and image, across a multitude of media: drawing, animation, installation, and writing. Witness the rising action of literal correspondences, translations from narrative to image, or from image back to text. Muddle through the plot twists, story lines hidden beneath the surface, and images that speak volumes. Marvel as each work climaxes in an EPIC SOMETHING that articulates the magical space between storytelling and image-making.

EPIC SOMETHING will be on view from November 18, 2012 through February 24, 2013.

The Art Center’s presentation of Candida Alvarez’s work will mark the artist’s first major solo exhibition in five years and will be on display at the Hyde Park Art Center from December 2, 2012 through March 24, 2013. Alvarez combines luscious and uncommon color schemes with organic abstract shapes, creating large-scale abstract paintings. Alvarez’s collage-like process begins with drawing and the world of pictures found primarily in newspapers and magazines. The painting process begins as she visually shreds, distorts, and otherwise mashes up her source material in a way that makes representational subjectivity recede while dense and evocative abstract compositions emerge. For example, collectable post-card reproduction images of a de Kooning painting gets paired with a front page designed photo image of Josephine Baker into canvases that average 7 x 6 feet.

Candida Alvarez’s work will be on view from December 2, 2012 to March 24, 2013.

Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

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Date:
December 2, 2012
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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5020 S. Cornell Avenue

Chicago, 60615
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773-324-5520