Three New Projects

The Art Center presents three new curatorial projects by participants enrolled in the Curatorial Practices course, a component of the Visual Arts Certificate Program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center.  Each show is conceived of, produced, and installed by the students working in teams.  The one-week exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of media by artists that the students researched and selected.

  • July 9, 2013 – August 5, 2013
  • Gallery 2
Nikki Renee Anderson, Icelandic Garden #6, 2011, archival inkjet on paper, 16 x 14 inches, edition of 5
Nikki Renee Anderson, Icelandic Garden #6, 2011, archival inkjet on paper, 16 x 14 inches, edition of 5

What Goes Around, Comes Around
July 9 – 15, 2013
Curated by Victor Lopez, Margaret Park, Ricardo Serment, and Dorian Sylvain

The show What Goes Around, Comes Around, expresses the collaboration of people from different backgrounds and experiences creating an evolving integration through found objects, collaged elements, repurposed features or site-specific creations. The exhibit is about joining the voices of five artists and four curators to create one song of humanity.

Cauleen Smith’s screen printed wallpaper serves as a foundation and inspiration, celebrating the genius of Sun Ra, musician and philosopher, who impacted the urban scene and inspired experimentation that still resonates in the streets today.

Participating artists include: Ricardo Gonzales, Cydney Lewis, Chris Silva, and Jeff Stevenson, with special guest artist, Cauleen Smith.

Marginalia: Art on the Edges of Memory
July 23 – 28, 2013
Reception Saturday, July 27, 1-3 pm
Curated by Karen Patterson, Diane Ponder, and Noor Shawaf

Marginalia is a group exhibition of memory-themed work by Chicago-based artists Nikki Renee Anderson, Lynn Basa, Rami Gabriel and Edra Soto. These artists’ works, whether photographs, sculptures, encaustic paintings, or sound pieces, present as residuals of memory and nostalgia. By assembling these artworks together, Marginalia attempts to draw connections between these artists’ diverse strategies to return to the personal past.

Participating artists include: Nikki Renee Anderson, Lynn Basa, Rami Gabriel, and Edra Soto.

Identity Discourse
July 30 – August 5
Curated by Donna Radcliffe, Lois Stone, and Michelle Bey Williams

This group exhibition explores the ways in which identity presents itself through the work of four contemporary artists.  By selecting certain artwork in various media and including artists interviews by artists not presenting work in the show, the curators of the exhibition argue that each artist included expresses their identity in these works on view.  The exhibition invites the audience to corroborate this non- traditional exploration of transformation, self evaluation, spirituality and history, within a cross cultural dialogue.

Participating artists include: Phillip Michael Cotton, Juarez Hawkins, Darrell Roberts, and Yvette Kaiser Smith.

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