Tom Denlinger, Aristotle Georgiades, Jesse Hickman, and Benjamin Pranger.
Curated by Chuck Thurow and Mike Lash, this exhibition presented a unique combination of artistic vision and actual city plans. Address: Chicago artists create meaning from urban form featured the work of four established Chicago artists who explored urban form in their work. The artists work varied from almost minimalist abstraction drawn from city street and building patterns to explorations of buildings in environments.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Valerie Jarrett, the City of Chicago’s new Commissioner of Planning and Development, spoke at the Hyde Park Art Center. Her talk, titled “Chicago’s South Side: Before the Millennium,” presented the plans for Hyde Park and its surrounding neighborhoods that her department expected to implement in the early to mid nineties. The lecture provided a chance to discuss the goals that the City representatives expected to achieve through this project. The artists in the exhibition were also present to discuss their work.