Adjunct Laura Davis Participates in Panel Discussion, Exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center
The exhibition is on view at Hyde Park Art Center until January 6, 2013. There is a panel discussion on Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
The exhibition features the works of five artists who transform used materials and explore the qualities of found objects as they circulate in contemporary culture. For this final iteration of a two-year exhibition project curated by Karsten Lund, artists Mara Baker, Sara Black & Jillian Soto, Laura Davis, Heather Mekkelson, and Mike Schuh revive the energy from the original 2011 exhibition of Two Histories of the World at William H. Cooper, a defunct factory turned resale business that was later demolished. Through a series of discussions in the galleries this fall, it also becomes a conduit for personal recollections of a place that no longer exists—the original factory site, now demolished—and a way to gather different perspectives on the first version of this exhibition, one year ago. The first discussion will take place with artists from the show, touching on their experience visiting and working at the unusual factory site.