Mind the Gap: New Projects X New Curators

The group exhibition, Mind the Gap explores the conceptual space of the mind, between experience and recollection, between object and artifact. These gaps provide time and space to process the meaning of individual objects to evoke sensations, experiences, and memories through various processes of inquiry.

Mind the Gap considers the intuitive, poetic, contemplative, and ritualistic relationships that are created when objects are separated from the body. This movement evokes perceptions, sensations, experiences, and memories through various processes of inquiry. These processes are semi-archaic and produce specific artifacts: deconstructed feathers as textile fiber, landscape pinhole photographs devoid of the human body, push broom charcoal drawings of abandoned factories.

While a lack of physical and emotional space can be claustrophobic, the insertion of space between gives each artifact a discrete identity. This produces a sense of separation while providing each artifact with multiple possibilities of connection. Each artist’s work highlights the gap created, delineates their unique processes, and connects their practices, mediums, and concepts.

Mind the Gap presents drawing, mixed-media collage, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video 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 the Hyde Park Art Center.

The exhibition is co-curated by Michelle Welzen Collazo-Anderson, Dulce M. Diaz, Carolyn Cronin Hughes, Candace Hunter, James Jankowiak, Lisa Jenschke, Steve Juras, Sheri Rush, and Sadie Woods.

  • July 22, 2014 – August 12, 2014
  • Cleve E. Carney Gallery &
    Gallery 2
Carla Winterbotton, Shadow Memories #5, 2011, Pinhole photography, 8 x 10 inches.

Featured Artists

Gwyneth Anderson, Ruben Aguirre, Marcus Sterling Alleyne, Peter Meckerman, Tim Nickodemus, Kim Piotrowski, Alvaro Ramirez, Lindsay Barlag Thornton, Raub Welch, Rhonda Wheatley, and Carla Winterbottom.

About the Visual Arts Certificate Program

The VACP program is designed to help artists further their art practice while developing strengths in critiquing, teaching, presenting, and writing about art. Curating exhibitions, negotiating contracts, conducting studio visits and writing press releases are just some of the professional practices that artists can master, yet instruction in these skills is largely absent from BFA and MFA curricula. The VACP aims to fill this experiential gap that exists in traditional programs.


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