The Fifth Dimension
December 20, 2013 - February 16, 2014
An exhibition which unfolds over time involving a diverse group of international artists, including Tauba Auerbach, Karl Holmqvist, Iman Issa, Ika Knežević, Geof Oppenheimer, Lili Reynaud Dewar, and Pieter Vermeersch.
a pause in the program
November 10 - December 8, 2013
Logan Center Exhibitions pauses the exhibitions program for one month to reflect on the first year of intense activity, to plan for the future, to accomplish some necessary housekeeping and to enjoy the gallery in its state of suspension.
Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora
October 8 - November 9, 2013
Logan Center Exhibitions partnered with Diasporal Rhythms to present an exhibition to mark the 10th anniversary of this distinct art collectors’ collective. Featuring works by Abiola Akintola, Floyd Atkins, Paul S. Benjamin, Dalton Brown, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Theodore C. Feaster, Felicia Grant Preston, Andre Guichard, Juarez Hawkins, Dayo Laoye, Annette Malika Jackson, Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly, Faheem Majeed, Joyce Owens, G.L. Smothers, Lowell Thompson, Dale Washington, Julian Williams, and Shyvette Williams.
The Distance Between: Arts + Public Life Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
August 27 - September 29, 2013
The Distance Between is a culminating exhibition showcasing the work of the five artists selected as the Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race Politics & Culture 2012/2013 artists-in-residence. Featuring visual artists Cecil McDonald, Jr. and Cauleen Smith; musicians LeRoy Bach and Tomeka Reid; and the multidisciplinary poet, artist and educator avery r. young.
William Pope.L: Cliff (2012) and Better (2013)
October 13, 2012 - September 29, 2013
William Pope.L's Cliff (2012) a site-specific drawing in vinyl, originally installed as part of the exhibition Wall Text, is extended and presented with a take away bumper sticker Better (2013). Both works share the slogan: ON STRIKE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS.
June 28 - August 11, 2013
A collaboration between The South Side Community Art Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and The DuSable Museum of African American History, this exhibition at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, curated by Rebecca Zorach, a professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago was designed to highlight the aesthetic philosophy of AFRICOBRA (African Commune Of Bad Relevant Artists) first articulated in statements and exhibition text in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Featuring founding members Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Nelson Stevens, Gerald Williams.
June 1 - 16, 2013
The 2013 BA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by Grete Grubelich, Johnny Tsung Ming Hung, Manuela Londoño Corrales, Chet Lubarsky, Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, Jasmine Neal, Alyssa Pappas, Zoe Petticord, Alison Snyder, Francisca Sondjaja, Jacquelyn Dale Whitman, and Leo Zhu.
May 18 - 26, 2013
The fourth and final of four MFA Thesis Exhibitions in 2013, featuring works by Marco G. Ferrari, Paul Somers, and Stephanie Anne Harris Trevor.
May 4 - 12, 2013
The third of four MFA Thesis Exhibitions in 2013, featuring works by Anthony Adcock, Christopher Eastman, Steve Ruiz, and Jen Smoose.
April 20 - 28, 2013
The second of four MFA Thesis Exhibitions in 2013, featuring works by Nick Bastis, Mark Beasley, Anais Daly, and Katherine Harvath.
April 6 - 14, 2013
The first of four MFA Thesis Exhibitions in 2013, featuring works by Margaret Crowley, Maymay Jumsai, Abbie Reese, and Danielle Rosen.
David Schutter: Rendition
February 15 - March 31, 2013
Logan Center Exhibitions presents Rendition, an exhibition by the Chicago-based artist David Schutter exploring the contemporary life of historical painting. Rendition, a word implying the act of making, of interpretation, of taking a thing from one place to another by force, has its origin in the obsolete French or late Latin redditiō, meaning “return” in the sense of giving back. It proves to be a fitting title for a suite of paintings based on an ensemble by a 19th century French landscape painter, which currently hangs in gallery 224 of the Art Institute of Chicago and to which the artist has returned on his habitual visits to the museum.
Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater: Modest Livelihood
December 11, 2012 - February 3, 2013
Logan Center Exhibitions presents Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater's Modest Livelihood, a film project that departs from a hunting trip on Dane-zaa Territory in Northern British Columbia that the artists undertook in Fall 2011. The footage has been translated into two film works, which do not fit easily into any single genre but raise questions of self-determination, self-representation and the sharing of knowledge.
October 13, 2012 - February 3, 2013
Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and the Open Practice Committee, this exhibition explored the relationship between space and the signifying power of language by locating works throughout the Logan Center. Featuring works by Stephanie Brooks, Tania Bruguera, Anthony Elms, David Giordano, Jenny Holzer, Robert Peters, William Pope.L , Karen Reimer, Mike Schuh, and Buzz Spector.
Ricardo Basbaum: would you like to participate in an artistic experience?
October 9 - November 25, 2012
Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions, the Logan Center Gallery space becomes a physical interface with the project. On display is an array of videos showing past use of the NBP object as well as a set of diagrams that have evolved with its circulation during the past 18 years, across 40 cities on 4 continents. These vast mind maps, at times resembling psychedelic paintings, offer insights into the artist’s changing thought-process. One of the diagrams remains open-ended, with parts of the wall left to accommodate documentation of the NBP object’s use throughout Chicago.
September 11 - 30, 2012
Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions with artistic contributions by Hannah Givler, Faheem Majeed, and Catherine Sullivan. Thinking about our program in the form of a program, the Logan Center Gallery becomes a TV studio, hosting visionary conversations about contexts and possibilities in anticipation of the public launch of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Including a special screening of Stan Douglas' works for television, Television Spots (1988) and Monodramas (1991), in the adjacent green room.
Local Metrics: Majeed, Mooses, Myrie
June 26 - August 5, 2012
Presented by Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago, featuring works by the 2011/12 Arts + Public Life/CSRPC artists-in-residence Faheem Majeed, Cathy Alva Mooses, and Eliza Myrie.
something to press up against
May 30 - June 12, 2012
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), BA show featuring Stephanie Flores, Eric Guo, Alex Lesniewksi-Laas, Sarah Mendelsohn, Eddie Menendez, David Nasca, Elle Opitz, Taylor Simpson, and May Yeung.
May 23 - 26, 2012
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), MFA show featuring Lauren Beck, Stacee Kalmanovsky, and Nabiha Khan.
May 16 - 19, 2012
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), MFA show featuring Travis Saul, Shane Ward, and Eric Watts.
May 9 - 12, 2012
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), MFA show featuring Anna Elise Johnson, David Giordano, and Cassandra Troyan.
Stageless Morphologies and a Fat Girl Crying
May 2 - 5, 2012
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA), MFA show featuring Saul Applebaum, Rachel Ellison, and Clare Rosean.
Catherine Sullivan and Company: Inaugurals
March 30 - April 22, 2012
Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions in conjuction with the launch of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. The exhibition includes two films by Catherine Sullivan, The Last Days of British Honduras (2011) a collaboration with Farhad Sharmini and Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land (2003) a collaboration with Trapdoor Theatre.