Finding Prospect in Myth features photography, painting, sculpture, archival images, and mixed-media works by nine artists who investigate how culture and environment affect our lives through the interplay between the past, present, and future. The show is organized by participants in the Curatorial Practices course, a component of the Visual Arts Certificate Program at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies in partnership with Hyde Park Art Center.
Each culture’s collective mythology has the power to impact the way in which the world is seen. Throughout generations, a family, tribe, or community constructs the narratives that become a place to learn, perform, reconcile, and transform in order to journey through a life. The cultural landscapes we inherit offer both strategies for looking back as well as projections or prospects of future horizons. These stories allow us to understand our environments and create a new perspective, one that offers hope of moving beyond obstruction, restriction, and neglect to a place of playful participation, rest, adventure, and discovery.
This exhibition was conceived, produced and installed by:
Samantha Hill, Natalie Jacobson, Rita Koehler, Carlos Matallana, Peter Meckerman, Christine Mitchell, and Bryn Pernot.