Football Practice is an experiment in visualizing the archetypes, stereotypes, and desires that are enmeshed in the narratives of professional sports.
Lola Ayisha Ogbara: Hues of Black & Blue
Hues of Black & Blue presents new work by artist Lola Ayisha Ogbara made during her year-long Ceramics Apprenticeship at the Art Center in 2021.
Lemme Know When You Make It
Curated in collaboration with the Youth Board of Artists, this year’s teen exhibition brings together work by young artists from Teen Programs, teaching artists, exhibiting, and residency artists. The exhibition’s title refers to the caring reminder Chicago teens text to check that their friends arrived home safely and alludes to “making it” as creatives of many types. Works in the exhibition explore themes of collective safety, movement of people throughout the city and world, diasporic identities, boundaries crossed either physically or metaphorically, and coming of age on the South Side of the city.
Stan VanDerBeek: Panels for the Walls of the World: Phase I, 1970
The hundreds of collages made by VanDerBeek over fifty years ago on 8.5 x 14 inch pieces of paper to make “Panels for the Walls of the World” used daily newspaper headlines regarding persistent, interrelated worldwide issues of racism, war, poverty, and divisive politicians alongside advertisements featuring images of perfected bodies, commodities and abundant food.
Artists Run Chicago: In Focus at EXPO ChicagoNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Hyde Park Art Center participates in EXPO CHICAGO by featuring artists participating in artist-run spaces in Chicago.
Toolbox @ Twenty: The SeldomsNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms partners with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies.
The Language Between WorldsJuly 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017
An exhibition featuring the work of Nyame Brown, Bethany Collins, Nicole Marroquin, Chris Pappan, and Jessica Vaughn who examine traditions in popular American culture that continue to reinforce inequality in the everyday.
Wheel of Life
Mysterious, novel, and internally optical, the zoetrope is a pre-cinema, spinning drum that when put in motion creates a quick analog animation. For this exhibition, guest curator and interdisciplinary artist Scott Wolniak invites 13 artists that don’t normally make moving image work to make new work to be activated by a custom-made zoetrope.
An exhibition of work from participants in New Edition, a program developed by the Art Center for artists to learn and make work in a medium with which they have had little to no previous experience.
Loving Repeating: New Work by Miller & Shellabarger
Longtime collaborators Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger premiere their largest multimedia installation in Loving Repeating. The Chicago-based artists have been creating works on paper, performances, and installations that draw attention to the human condition as experienced through the queer perspective since 1993. The exhibition will incorporate their signature style featuring silhouettes of each other’s bodies – recognizable from their long beards – to build an immersive installation. Combining cut paper, vinyl, video, light and shadow, the artists aim to address the presence and absence of human touch experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malika Jackson: Whispers of a World Without Words
Chicago-based artist and educator, Malika Jackson presents emotional narrative works in painting, drawing and sculpture inspired by her lived experience as well as texts by writers like Langston Hughes and Sonia Sanchez.
Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP)
Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP) started as an online class in May of 2020. Instead of art-making that leads to one thing, artists in this class make collections of artworks that tell stories, depict emotions, or communicate ideas. Artists work in a range of mediums from photography, collage, printmaking, and drawing, to video, dance, sculpture, and poetry. This exhibition celebrates the community of over 50 artists who have participated in the class and is curated by Jasper Goodrich who designed and teaches the class.
Ghostmail is a public installation that facilitates messages between the living and the dead. The last year has been filled with collective loss including the passing of artist Paige Naylor’s own [...]
Heather Brammeier: Maybe NeverMarch 31, 2019 – July 14, 2019
Heather Brammeier’s exhibition Maybe Never is an immersive installation that incorporates contrasting colors and geometric forms to engage viewers’ physical and perceptual boundaries.
Quantum features new and in-progress work across media by teens from the Art Center’s after-school virtual programs made during the 2020-2021 academic year. The exhibition includes work at different points [...]
Tran Tran: Moments In Between
Moments In Between presents new work by interdisciplinary artist Tran Tran made during their year-long Ceramics Apprenticeship at the Art Center in 2020.
A.J. McClenon: Notes from VEGAMarch 31, 2019 – July 14, 2019
Notes from VEGA features work derived from McClenon’s ongoing VEGA series that imagines an aqueous Black future, parallel universes and an escape route fleeing from anti-Blackness, climate change and the destructive forces of capitalism and systemic racism.
DreamNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Dream introduces powerful new work that often determine bold directions for local artists who participated in the Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program in 2021.
Toward Common CauseDecember 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Environmental racism and its disproportionate impact on communities of color, in rural and urban environments, is the subject of this sub-chapter of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change and the MacArthur [...]
What Time Is It? A Portrait Project by Irina ZadovJuly 26 – November 15, 2020
“What Time Is It?: A Portrait Project by Irina Zadov” is a digital portrait series projected on the exterior of the Art Center building in the Jackman
Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.
Cecil McDonald Jr.: Cuts and BeatsNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
February 22, 2021 – June 12, 2021
Ground FloorDecember 6 – February 28, 2021
Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the return of Ground Floor, the fifth iteration of a biennial exhibition that features artwork by some of Chicago’s most promising emergent talent.
Future Fossils: SUM by Lan TuazonAugust 2 - November 8, 2020
Every person living in America today will produce 109 tons of waste in their lifetime. To help imagine such a volume, the Future Fossils: SUM exhibition confronts the viewer with [...]
Maggie Crowley: PlaymateJanuary 17, 2016 – April 3, 2016
In her first solo exhibition in Chicago, artist Maggie Crowley presents a new series of large figurative paintings in acrylic on silk in which she examines her admiration and personal [...]