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Most known for her film\, video\, and performance work\, awa rd-winning artist and Art Center student Cauleen Smith introduces printmaki ng into her repertoire with the site-specific installation at Hyde Park Art Center. The show\, titled 17\, will feature approximately 260 fee t of hand screen-printed wallpaper. The exhibition title references many fa cets of arts and culture traditions from ancient history to the modern day\ , arising out of Smith’s meditations on the number’s spiritual significance as a marker of immortality\, as well a number of noteworthy cultural and h istorical facts and figures featuring the number itself.

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The work d ebuting in 17 is especially engaged with Smith’s printmaking proce ss\, with the exhibition’s title riffing on the number of patterns that int ersect to make wallpaper print a consistent image. The work also arises out of Smith’s research into the legacy of Sun Ra\, who was himself a student of numerology and achieved a kind of cultural immortality the number 17 mig ht be said to refer to. Smith produced this new series of screen prints wit h techniques she acquired from participating in a printmaking class at the Hyde Park Art Center under the instruction of printmaker\, Elke Claus.

DTEND:20130707 DTSTAMP:20141021T122535 DTSTART:20130310 GEO:41.8037432;-87.5866275 LOCATION:Hyde Park Art Center\,5020 S. Cornell Avenue \nChicago\, IL 60615 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:17\, Cauleen Smith UID:269265 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130414T170000 DTSTAMP:20141021T122535 DTSTART:20130414T150000 GEO:41.8037432;-87.5866275 LOCATION:Hyde Park Art Center\,5020 S. Cornell Avenue \nChicago\, IL 60615 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:17\, Cauleen Smith UID:269266 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR