Hyde Park Art Center is a hub for contemporary arts in Chicago, acting as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect through expanded networks.
Materials Decoded: Amanda Williams & Illinois Institute of Technology Students
September 10–January 7, 2018
Visual artist and trained architect Amanda Williams leads a special Chicago Architecture Biennial Seminar at IIT with an Undergraduate Studio class focused on investigating the making of new histories particularly through re-used, salvaged, and reclaimed materials that maintain a legacy.
Edward Hines National Forest by Sara Black and Raewyn Martyn
November 12 – February 11, 2018
Chicago-based artist, Sara Black and New Zealand-based artist, Raewyn Martyn construct a new large-scale immersive installation in response to architecture’s relationship with the far-reaching lumber industry that grew out of the south branch of the Chicago River. The exhibition reconsiders the history of building materials, from plant to structure, to produce hybrid forms with byproduct materials that prompt a mindful understanding of the relationship between humans, architecture, and the environment for the current century.