Exhibitions, et cetera
in the galleries this month
March 3-May 19
The two person exhibition nowhere better combines new artworks by Iain Muirhead and Alison Ruttan that challenge our perception of danger and violence in relation to place. Whether the artists are borrowing from documentary images of terrorist attacks, crimes, tragic accidents, or natural disasters in local or global locations, the artworks present a powerful reminder that safety is a false
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CAULEEN SMITH: 17
March 10-July 7
Most known for her film, video, and performance work, award-winning artist and Art
Center student Cauleen Smith introduces printmaking into her repertoire with the site-specific installation at Hyde Park Art Center. The show, titled 17
, will feature approximately 260 feet of hand screen-printed wallpaper. The exhibition title references many facets of arts and culture traditions from ancient
history to the modern day, arising out of Smith’s meditations on the number’s spiritual significance as a marker of immortality, as well a number of noteworthy cultural and historical facts and figures featuring the number itself. Find out more
LEE BLALOCK: NEUE
March 17-July 23
Building from her personal history, an obsession with rules and order, and a love of Speculative Fiction, Lee Blalock
creates a new series of art work that documents and hypothesizes a process of the future superbody and its daily operations. Her works on paper combine computer code, geometric diagrams, and organic hand-drawn gestures to render the imagined figure. Far from a modern day Frankenstein, but not quite the bionic woman, the bodies Blalock creates absorb the digital into the corporeal, and question the
possibility of a body without race, gender, or biological deficiency. Click
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March 21, 6-8pm
Author and cultural scholar Valorie Thomas will talk with painter Candida Alvarez and artist/filmmaker Cauleen Smith about the their artwork, which you can see on view in . concurrent solo exhibitions in our galleries.
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Left: Iain Muirhead, Offer#3, 2013, oil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches.
Right: Alison Ruttan, Misrata, Libya, 2012, ceramic, 8 ¾ x 7 ¾ x 7 inches.