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AXIOM By Stanislav Grezdo et al.
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Three artists rooted in process associated with artisan-ship who accept some tenants of that history while pushing their discipline’s dynamic possibilities in their distinctive artistic voices.... More > All three share a relationship to textile processes, a commonality of their friendships and camaraderie. Their work, rooted in an exuberant materiality, composite surface and illusionary space, extend fixed viewpoints of craft into expanded poetic exploration. Artists: Frank Connet, Lialia Kuchma, Anne McGinn Curator: Doug Stapleton October 7 – December 4, 2016 at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago< Less
Reality Check: Directions in Contemporary Art since Ukrainian Independence By Stanislav Grezdo et al.
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“Reality Check." Formalism, domesticity and technology, nature, and the legacy of Soviet oppression. Eight artists explore new modes of expression impacted by ideological freedom and open... More > exchange with the West, launched by 1991 Ukrainian independence. "Reality Check" is being organized in conjunction with 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence commemorations and features artists who have been active from 1991 up through the present. All of the artists are of Ukrainian descent [third and fourth immigration waves] and working with contemporary artistic developments.The year 1991 is serving as a springboard for launching new aesthetic ideas and addressing philosophical issues, directly or indirectly responding to Ukraine’s newfound situation.< Less
Dissecting Signifiers By Stanislav Grezdo et al.
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The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to present "Dissecting Signifiers," a group show curated by artist Eric Gushee investigating the signs, symbols, and icons that are present... More > in our everyday experiences. The show presents and indexes the variety of ways one interprets and reinterprets the everyday objects and imagery of the visual language we are exposed to in our environment. The artists selected for this show extrapolate meaning from dissecting visual language - implementing it in their art as tools for creating allegories, to reflect on personal experience, voice political opinions, and even constructing new worlds from the remains of this one. Artists: Salvador Dominguez, Jason Hawk, Chris Silva, Asli Uludag< Less
Ruminate By Stanislav Grezdo
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“Ruminate,” a three-person exhibition of work by Robin Dluzen, Cydney Lewis and Allison Svoboda at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (June 3 - July 31, 2016). For these three... More > Chicago-based artists, contemplative thought processes address the confluence of and contrasts between humans and nature, using a vast range of meaningful, tactile materials.< Less
Chornobyl 30 Years Later By Stanislav Grezdo & Robin Dluzen
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On April 26, 1986, the Chornobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Pripyat, Ukraine. This was the worst nuclear power plant catastrophe in history resulting in tremendous casualties and long term... More > contamination effects that are still reverberating to this day. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is dedicating the exhibition spaces of the entire museum to two exhibits addressing the theme, “Chornobyl: 30 Years Later.” In the West Gallery, “Chornobyl: Impact & Beyond,” nine artists have created works with a range of subject matter related to Chornobyl before, during and after the incident, as well as its wider impact physically and conceptually. In addition to “Chornobyl: Impact & Beyond,” the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art has commissioned a fine art print portfolio project and exhibition entitled, “Chornobyl - Artists Respond,” the contents of which will be on display in the East Gallery.< Less
Skimption By Stanislav Grezdo & Robin Dluzen
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In this exhibition, curated by artist and art critic Robin Dluzen, the grey areas between established genres are explored by these five emerging artists. Diana Gabriel and Emily Hermant each present... More > site-specific works, with Gabriel’s linear-patterned, fiber installation bringing drawing into three dimensional space, and Hermant’s hand-rendered “wallpaper” challenging the distinction between slow handmade processes and fast-paced digital communication. Luis Sahagun intermingles “high art” materials with the “low” stuff of everyday life with a series of floor and wall pieces that embody both permanence and ephemera. For Catherine Schwalbe, an intimate, ceramics studio practice is a catalyst for her large-scale social practice, here manifested in an indoor garden of edible greens for viewers to harvest. Rusty Shackleford’s series of works are neither paintings, photographs nor typical collages, in an innovative gestural painting and digital scanning process that’s unlike anything else.< Less
all.go.rhythm By Stanislav Grezdo & Paul Hertz
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“all.go.rhythm” is a show of plotter drawings, digital prints, textiles, watercolors, installation and performance works by artists who work with algorithms. Algorithms are recipes for... More > carrying out a logical or mathematical task. We associate them with computers, but the word is ancient and the concept more ancient still. Weaving, music, tiling patterns and architecture all make use of algorithms. Through computing and networking, algorithms shape contemporary culture and technology. Artists who create their own computer programs, which includes everyone in all.go.rhythm, have become especially aware of the power of algorithms. Artists in the exhibit are Colette Bangert, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Paul Hertz and Roman Verostko. Essays written by Paul Hertz, Grant Taylor and Debora Wood.< Less
Chicago Connection By Stanislav Grezdo
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The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents exhibition “Chicago Connection – Artists from the Post War Period,” which focuses on artwork created in the ‘50s and ‘60s... More > by students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This period is central to the history of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art because it was during this time that the institute’s co-founders, Konstantin Milondais and Mychajlo Urban, attended SAIC. The paintings, sculptures, and prints featured in this exhibition were created by the co-founders and by their peers at SAIC, including Eleanor Coen, Seymour Rosofsky, Ted Halkin, Arthur Lerner, Thomas Kapsalis, Richard Hunt, Robert Kuntz, Donald Vogl, and Maurice Lapp—all were instrumental in many of the prominent artistic movements and groups in Chicago from the Monster Roster to Bauhaus. In addition to the works they created at SAIC, some of their later works are included in this exhibition, displaying the enduring influence that Post War art has on today’s artists’ imagination.< Less
Art Paul – Hard Heads, Sweet Knees, Forked Tongues By Stanislav Grezdo et al.
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As a graphic designer, Art Paul has had an adventurous career as founding art director of Playboy magazine, designing its signature rabbit-head logo, mentoring artists and illustrators (especially... More > from Chicago), leading a revolution in illustration toward more experimental and personal work, and eventually organizing exhibitions for the magazine. The exhibition Hard Heads, Sweet Knees, Forked Tongues documents Art Paul’s career as an artist after he retired from Playboy in 1982. The exhibit feature a collection of works from the “Head” series—inner portraits of anonymous faces that artist created over the course of several decades. Furthermore, there are also line drawings, cursive word drawings and several paintings. As a whole, the artwork refers to his personal values, satirical observation, and social commentary that is at times serious but streaked with humor.< Less
Australian Artists from Ukraine By Adrienne Kochman & Stanislav Grezdo
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The exhibit “Australian Artists from Ukraine” opens an untapped new window into Ukrainian Art History. It shows the talents of six artists that came from different backgrounds, all born... More > in what is now Ukraine, who through the vagaries of world history settled in Australia before and after World War II. They influenced Australian art with their individual techniques and personalities. Australia had never seen anything like them before. Michael Kmit, Maximilian Feuerring, Stanislaw “Stacha” Halpern, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, Ludwik Dutkiewicz and Timothy Messack were survivors of a horrific world war, but yet through an unbroken spirit, brought to Australia with their art, beauty, culture, and style.< Less