Tag Archives: Ground Floor 2012

The Relationship of the Written Word and Art Practices

This panel discussion will address a critic’s role in facilitating and encouraging discourse around artistic practices. The panel will also address the relevance of the artist’s own vision as expressed through the written word (artist statements, blogging, essayistic writing, etc) and discuss the dangers or pitfalls of prejudging works existing within the visual world through […]

Panel Discussion: Ground Floor Alchemy

Led by Ground Floor catalog essayist Caroline Picard, this panel discussion gathers some of Chicago’s top young talent in Ground Floor artists Jeremy Bolen, Tony Lewis, Eric May, and Shane Ward as they confront the relevance of their own art practice within large art world contexts. Post-MFA, each of these artists defines–for themselves as well as larger audiences–the connections […]

Exhibition Reception for Ground Floor

Please note the date for this event has changed. Ground Floor is the Art Center’s second biennial exhibition of multi-media work featuring promising young artists who have recently emerged from Chicago’s top level MFA programs. The show aims to document the stylistic trends and the innovative talent of the moment being produced throughout the city. The […]

Hot Mix! E-Dogz for the Preservation and Advancement of Street Food

Eric May, an exhibiting artist in the Ground Floor show, will vend street food classics and mongrel creations three days a week out of his E-Dogz food truck, parked on the Art Center’s East Plaza Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-3pm.