Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968-1975

January 11 – March 25

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Chicago-based artist Barbara Jones-Hogu was a central figure of the Black Arts Movement and a founding member of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). Throughout her career she worked in painting, printmaking, film, education, and has contributed to major projects including Chicago’s Wall of Respect mural. This is her first solo museum exhibition and features works on paper including woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and screenprints.

“Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968-1975” is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. It is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Siebren Versteeg: Daily Times

January 11 – March 25

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Over the course of 24 hours Siebren Versteeg’s “Daily Times (Performer)” transforms the front page of the New York Times into an abstract painting. Every morning software written by Versteeg automatically downloads the front page of the print edition of the New York Times. The artist’s algorithm is programmed to generate painterly gestures over the course of the day directly onto the image of the newspaper, slowly obscuring the text and creating an abstract image. By the end of each day an entirely new painting has been randomly created using digital tools  to simulate the strokes and drips of the analog art making process. “Daily Times (Performer)” is both an observation of the ephemeral nature of news and a study of its repetition, even as each day renders new stories and headlines.

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Rock, Paper, Image: Lithographs by Clinton Adams and June Wayne from the Belverd and Marian Needles Collection

January 11 – March 25

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Clinton Adams and June Wayne are widely credited with reviving interest in lithography in the mid-20th century. As cofounders of the Tamarind Institute, a center for lithography based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they instructed artists and shared innovative techniques while simultaneously pursuing their own independent practices. This exhibition presents a selection of both artists’ work from the 1950s through the 1990s, showcasing how their approaches to subjects, ranging from landscapes and color to literature and politics, evolved over time.

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Jose Guerrero, Presente: A Memorial Print Portfolio

January 11 – March 25

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Jose Guerrero (1938-2015) was an artist and community leader who impacted his community through printmaking, mural painting, and activism. Guerrero is best known for his work in the Pilsen neighborhood, where his studio and workshop was a hub for art classes, mural tours, and political organizing. “Jose Guerrero, Presente” features a portfolio of prints made in his memory by 25 Chicago artists, as well as some of his own works on paper. The portfolio was organized between 2015-2016 by Héctor Duarte and John Pitman Weber; DePaul Professor of Art, Media, and Design and muralist Bro. Mark Elder, cm facilitated the donation and exhibition of the work.

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