Where a knot begins and ends

Where a knot begins and ends considers the ways artists engage our complicated relationship to time, history, and archives. The phrase also conveys the challenges faced by the exhibiting artists who represent the 2024 cohort of New Edition, a two-part class developed by the Art Center for artists to learn and make work in a medium that is new to their practice. The exhibition is curated by the Program Facilitator, Jeff Robinson.



Banner image: Kara Cobb Johnson, Diamond Angle, 2024, drywall shims and pop rivets, 35 x 40 inches

  • July 13 – October 6, 2024
  • Kanter Family Foundation Gallery

Featured Artists

Alexandra Antoine, Dawn Brennan, Kittisak (Wa) Chontong, Mary Farmilant, Tanya Gill, Malika Jackson, Kara Cobb Johnson, Caitlin Ryan, Molly Roth Scranton, and Teresita Carson Valdez

About Jeff Robinson

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Jeff Robinson is an artist, fabricator, and curator based in Chicago, Illinois. He holds an MFA from Illinois State University. Robinson has exhibited independently and collaboratively at numerous venues including Julius Caesar (Chicago), RomanSusan (Chicago), Ski Club (Milwaukee), University Galleries of Illinois State University (Normal), Des Lee Gallery (St. Louis), Monaco (St. Louis), and STNDRD (St. Louis). His work has been published in New American Paintings, and his practices have been featured on Daily Serving, in NewCity Magazine (Chicago), Sixty Inches from Center (Chicago), FLOORR Magazine (London) and in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), among others. Robinson is a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Visual-Based Arts alongside his collaborator, Allison Lacher (2020). He was a curatorial resident for HATCH Projects at Chicago Artists Coalition and has worked as artist-in-residence at Ragdale and ACRE.
Robinson currently serves as Exhibitions Preparator for the Hyde Park Art Center. Prior to his work with the art center, he served as Instructor of Art and as Director of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield (2012-2021), and as co-director (and co-founder) of DEMO Project (2013-2018).
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