On Saturday Aug.10, the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., introduced a new exhibition, “Front & Center,” presenting work from their developing artists in The Center Program.
Michelle Harris’ “autobiographical” piece consisted of a table surface displaying clay objects around a woven rug. A recent spinal injury left Harris unable to bend down, and in her work, used the rug to “claim a space for [herself’].” Sitting in the center, rotating around, Harris created an “abstract self portrait.”
Artist Jaclyn Jacunski spoke about her “gate and bricks,” saying it “plays with the idea of site-specific art.” Living near 27 abandoned lots, Jacunski used material from those areas to highlight their significance and to “think about empty spaces and their potential.”
The “Front & Center” exhibition will continue to run until Sept. 21. Admission is free and open to the public.