An otherworldly drone wavers in and out of audible range, welcoming visitors to the show, “In a Saturnian World.” The exhibit’s walls set up a loosely circular trajectory, throwing visitors into orbit as they enter the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society.
by Tyler Leeds •
Hyde Park and Kenwood are mostly residential and tree-lined, amber and beautiful in the autumn. The lake still reflects each sunrise, sending plumes of fog rolling west in the springtime. Surely more changes will come, but for now this area is a place for schoolchildren and undergraduates, working parents and professors, and of course, the President and those peculiar parakeets.
by Harrison Smith •
Like “Age of Aquarius,” the gallery’s previous show, “O’Brien” is a fun exhibition, wild, eclectic, and colorful. About a hundred ceramic pieces sit tightly arranged on a wooden, T-shaped table, and while a few terraced pyramids on the tabletop elevate some ceramics above the others, for the most part it’s pieces next to pieces next to pieces.
by Harrison Smith •
With the words,”This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the age of Aquarius!” ringing in your head, images of bell-bottomed hippies dancing atop the University of Chicago’s Cobb Hall can’t help but come to mind.
by Sarah Mendelsohn •
On January 7, two days before Gerard Byrne’s exhibition “A thing is a hole in a thing it is not” opens to the public, the audio has not yet been installed and the four films that make up the artist’s new installation loop silently.
by Temple Shipley •
David Moss is a self-described “extreme vocalist.” In his bizarre, entrancing performances, he babbles and sings in invented languages, his commanding but playful use of his voice leaving audiences speechless. This Saturday, at the University of Chicago’s Bond Chapel, Moss…
by Isaac Dalke •
Over the past three weeks, the fourth floor of the University of Chicago’s Cobb Hall has been a bustle of construction. Slowly taking shape inside the Renaissance Society is “The Seductiveness of the Interval,” a two-story structure integrating a series…
by Cecilia Donnelly •
In the silent and shadowy light of the Renaissance Society’s gallery space, the subjects of Matt Saunders’ portraits seem to want to say something. The headshots that are part of Saunders’ show “Parallel Plots” stare out at the viewer inquiringly,…