Join the artists, curators, and Art Center in celebrating the two new exhibitions on view: The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle and Front & Center. The building will be filled with new and recent work by over 33 artists from Chicago and around the US.
The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle is an exhibition and public program that engages artists and practitioners in considering conditions of the middle—both conceptual and concrete. Co-curated by Allison Peters Quinn, Megha Ralapati, and Christopher K. Ho, the exhibition includes work by Marissa Lee Benedict, Robert Burnier, Devon Dikeou, Essex Olivares, Assaf Evron, Jamie Hayes, Patrick Meagher, Michael Smith, Jan Tichy, and Lan Tuazon.
Curated by Tricia Van Eck, the group exhibition Front & Center unveils artwork by the 2014 class of artists in this program that is dedicated to building critical dialogue for professional artists seeking to advance their work. The exhibition features new artworks in various media by Kevin Blake, Juarez Hawkins, Karen Hirsch, Carolyn Cronin Hughes, James Jankowiak, Lisa Jenschke, Steve Juras, Beth Kamhi, Christine La Rue, Victor Lopez, Alyssa Miserendino, Christian Ortiz, Margaret Park, Janet Krehbiel Pieracci, Gonzalo Reyes, Sheri Rush, Caitlin Ryan, Christopher Saclolo, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Casey Smallwood, Dorian Sylvain, Sadie Woods, and Rodrigo Lara Zendejas.