In Bringing Forth

Artists take a step back from their everyday studio practice to create new artwork that serve as visual metaphors for the routine of art-making in the group exhibition In Bringing Forth. The show, curated by Jeannette Tremblay, features ten artists whose process of making photographs, paintings, sculptures, and performances contradicts the historical image of the Artist working in isolation with steadfast direction. Often, the mistakes and the risky experiments lead to the strongest body of work that bring forth a platform for further discussions and understanding for the artist.

In Bringing Forth provides the opportunity for these artists affiliated with the Hyde Park Art Center’s school program to think how they would visualize their practice and present new work in response. Through a sheer number of distinct techniques, visual languages and strategies, they open up their decision-making processes from the beginning to end, allowing a wider, more reflected visualization of the inevitable peeks and plateaus intrinsic to art making. These artists invite us to share in the wanderings, wonderings, decisions and discoveries embedded in making their creative way through the world.

  • October 18, 2015 – December 13, 2015
  • Gallery 2
Timothy McMullen, Lid Rip, 2015, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 inches
Timothy McMullen, Lid Rip, 2015, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 inches

Featured Artists

Bo Brown, Deirdre Fox, Tom Gallagher, Stephanie Graham, Natalie Jacobson, Lisa Jenschke, Timothy McMullen, Tim Nickodemus, and Jaxon Pallas.

About Jeannette Tremblay


Jeannette Tremblay has over 12 years of experience as an arts educator, administrator, and independent curator. She currently works as the Director of School and Studio Programs at Hyde Park Art Center and as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is Co-Ambassador of the White Ally Network at the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Tremblay specializes in building equity and undoing racism in the arts; promoting the gallery as an inclusive space for learning; and supporting intentional reciprocity between studio practice and teaching practice in the field of teaching artistry.

Tremblay holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; an MS Ed in Urban Special Education from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY; and a BA in Fine Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.



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