addcalendar Download Event

Date & Time

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM


Logan Center



More Information


UChicago Arts



Dear Mondrian

Friday, March 25 - April 22, 2016, Exhibition Closing Event, April 15, 5-7pm

Logan Center Cafe, 915 E. 60th Street

Free admission

Artist Julie Rafalski re-examines the output of artists, architects and designers of the modernist era, creating playful dialogues with the visual language of modernism. She often reuses printed ephemera and old art history books and encyclopedias, intervening in those images in various ways. Her pieces constitute a remixing of material, forging new connections and invoking the ghosts of the modernism.

Dear Mondrian is series of collages comprising of pages cut from a Piet Mondrian monograph and colored acetate layered over the images. The colors of the acetate mimic Mondrian’s red, blue and yellow while their shapes challenge his rectangular planes.

This exhibition is presented by the Logan Center in collaboration with Contempo and the Jazz Double Bill concert on April 16th in the Performance Hall. Dear Mondrian connects with the music program, which will feature audio-visual pieces by Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Marek Choloniewski as well as a jazz set by Grazyna Auguscik.

About the artist

Julie Rafalski was born in 1981 in Greenwich, Connecticut. She grew up between the US and Poland. She obtained a BFA in graphic design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Slade School of Art in London. She lives and works in London.

Rafalski has participated in numerous group shows including the The Royal Academy Summer Show (2011) and the Liverpool Biennale (2006). Her solo exhibitions include Projections at the Studio Wooden Gallery in Chicago (2014) and Collages at Skwer, Warsaw (2014).