Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) is proud to present “Disclosed/Undisclosed,” a group exhibition curated by six students in the Visual Arts Certificate Program at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies in partnership with the Art Center, from August 9 until August 27 in Gallery 5. Many of the artists and curators will be present at the public reception and tour of the exhibition held on Wednesday, August 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
“Disclosed/Undisclosed” features a selection of painting, photography, collage, ceramic and installation work by artists whose practices are informed by unique, at times obscure, intentions. Presenting a range of formal, philosophical, historical and existential issues driving the artists’ formal decisions, the artworks transcend materiality to deliver a backstory, a disclosure. At the same time the artworks prompt the viewer to consider the works’ individual propositions and to speculate about what may be inconclusive or undisclosed. “Disclosed/Undisclosed” offers intersections of highly diverse pieces, ranging from expressions of rigorous mathematics to cultural signifiers to highly personal tactile forms.
Through the exhibition, the curators contemplate their position as interpreter, often translating to the audience the ideas — whether hidden, mysterious, or obvious — that exist in the artwork.
“Disclosed/Undisclosed” was conceived, produced and installed by Marian Carow, Danielle Eady, Deirdre Fox, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, John-Michael Korpal, and Anita Orlikoff, with assistance from Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibition & Residency programs at Hyde Park Art Center.
Co-curator, Marian Carow explains, “Our challenge as curators has been to consider not only formal and conceptual aspects of each work, but to think about the possible dialogues and tensions within the exhibition unit when integrated into the given space.”
The exhibition includes work by Marcus Sterling Alleyne, Larissa Borteh, Assaf Evron, Brent Fogt, David Anthony Geary, Ruyell Ho, K.A. Letts, Tara Noftsier, and Monika Wulfers.