Aug 2nd 2014

Mind the Gap

@ Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL

Opening Saturday, August 2nd, from 2PM - 5PM

On view through Tuesday, August 12th

Hyde Park Art Center is proud to present Mind the Gap, a multi-media exhibition of Chicago-based artists 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.

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 by the following 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.

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.

The curators and artists cordially invite you to attend an opening reception on August 2 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Participating artist Lindsey Barlag Thornton’s performance piece “Endurance” will also be on view from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Cleve Carney Gallery.

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. To learn more about the program visit

Mind the Gap will be on view from July 22 until August 12, 2014 at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60615; 773.324.5520 and Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

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