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Ground Floor Performance Series: Hannah Barco | A Workshop on Making and Remembering

Our bodies know so much more than we imagine. From skills like riding a bicycle, playing violin, or typing we are familiar with the concept of muscle memory - a subconscious carrying forward of something one has previously rehearsed. So how are our everyday lives this same kind of rehearsal? When I make my grandmother's […]

Drawing Club for Hyde Park and South Side Artists

Drawing Club meets on Fridays at locations around Chicago for informal drawing opportunities, outings to art venues, and discussion around art. This week the club will meet at Hyde Park Art Center to see Ground Floor, The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast, and Wxnder Wxrds. Meet at the Bridgeport Coffee Company (attached to the Art […]

Ground Floor Film Screening & Discussion: Jesse Malmed

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois

A screening and discussion of Untitled (Just Kidding), a program of video works by Jesse Malmed included in Ground Floor and presented in partnership with the University of Chicago, Film Studies Center. The works selected by Malmed for this event play in creative reading, studied density, the one-(hundred)-liner, choirs, screen texts, the bootleg, the cover, jokes, speculative etymologies, accents, […]

Lunchtime Tour of Ground Floor

Need a break this week? Join us for a lunchtime tour for a more in-depth look at Ground Floor! This tour will be led by Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, and Samantha Reynolds, Curatorial Fellow, to take a deeper look into each artist's practice and evolution.

Ground Floor Performance Series: Jesse Malmed | Hairy Choir

Jesse Malmed + You + You + You Join us for the second iteration of the Ground Floor performance series, HAIRY CHOIR led by Jesse Malmed. This performance is most-likely-or-at-least-for-a-long-while the final iteration of this particular CHOIR project. The text will be there - some parts borrowed, some parts new, some parts blue, etc.—a series of words you've heard […]

Chicago as Muse

How does Chicago as a city create its own cultural landscape? Ground Floor artists Assaf Evron, Esau McGhee, Ben Murray, and Julie Weber discuss how Chicago has influenced the evolution of their work. Some factors this panel will consider on what makes a thriving cultural landscape include natural environment, school networks, living cost, personal relationships, and more. […]

Multi-Tasking: One Artist/Multiple Practices

This panel discussion will highlight selected Ground Floor artists' different disciplines and modes of working through their creative processes. Artists featured in the discussion and presenting examples of their work include Hannah Barco, Kelly Lloyd, Kyle Schlie and Ramyar Vala. Each artist will discuss how and why they employ seemly separate disciplines to create the varied bodies of work that they […]

Second Sunday

After viewing the work of Maggie Crowley and other artists in the Ground Floor exhibit, join Artist Katie Romans in the studios and construct colorful mini mixed media tapestries. We will use fluorescent paint, fabric, yarn, gems, foil, and even plastic bugs. The possibilities are endless to what you can create.

Ground Floor Performance Series: Keijaun Thomas

Join us for the third and final Ground Floor performance series event with Keijaun Thomas, Distance is Not Separation: Part 1. Selective SeeingYou have to be strong, silent and composed. You have to maintain order and control. They are watching you, watching us, watching them. You're not allowed to be emotional, angry or messy. You have to […]

Film Screening & Discussion with Daniel Tucker

Film screening of Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country (40 mins., 2015) and discussion with Ground Floor artist, Daniel Tucker.  Developed during a 2014 residency at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center (Santa Ana, CA), this new video chronicles the story of 3 time capsules related to Ronald Reagan in southern California. In conjunction with the film, Hyde Park Art […]

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