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Graffiti from the streets of Chicago pours into Hyde Park Art Center&rsquo\;s upcoming exhibit &ldquo\;Creatur es from the Concrete\,&rdquo\; a 90-foot assemblage of graffiti\, stencil and wheat-paste collage\, August 30 &ndash\; December 6. A receptio n for &ldquo\;Creatures from the Concrete&rdquo\; and all concurrent exhibi tions will be held Sunday\, September 13\, from 3-5 p.m.

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Seven wome n artists will work collaboratively and improvisationally to create a new s ite-specific mural at the Art Center. Led by Liz Lazdins ( aka Beloved)\, contributors including photographer Eve Rivera\, photographer and street artist Zorzorzor\, illustrator and yarn bomber MonstroChicka\, and ar tists/graffiti writers Stef Skills\, Zena \, Shan and Bel2.

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Front &\; Center is an annual exhibition of work from art ists participanting in The Center Program\, the Art Center&rsquo\;s flagshi p artist professional development initiative that began in 2012. Guest Cura ted by Tricia Van Eck\, Director of 6018North\, this iteration of Front &am p\; Center \;debuts artwork by 24 artists in a variety of media that wa s developed during the six-month program.

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ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to an nounce Sensors for the Unsound\, a solo exhibition of new work by Jeremy Bolen in Gallery One.

Chicago\, IL\, September 12\, 20 15&ndash\; ANDREW RAFACZ begins the fall season with Sensors for the Un sound\, a solo exhibition of photographs\, paintings and sculpture by Jeremy Bolen. The exhibition continues through Saturday\, October 31\, 2015 .

For Jeremy Bolen&rsquo\;s third solo exhibition with the gal lery\, the artist presents new works that act as evolving records for unsee n and unresolved energies still emanating from charged sites and objects im pacting every aspect of our existence. Bolen&rsquo\;s multi-disciplinary ap proach splits his time between the studio and the field. He travels widely\ , researching and using his field recordings to ignite a studio practice th at incorporates his experimental site documentation with materials\, residu es and traces. With a strong belief in materials\, Bolen envisions matter a s having the ability to act as a sensor to the unsound. Natural materials c an act as sensors that collectively ignite a visual language and create a p resence that transcends linear language.

Bolen&rsquo\;s work illuminates the lasting results of our current Anthropocene Era. Humankind is now influencing every aspect of the Earth on a level similar to the larg e-scale forces of nature. Our collective actions as human beings have broug ht us into uncharted territory that we do not have the proper tools or know ledge to understand\, leading scientific discourse towards the notion that we are in a new geological epoch. Using experimental documentary techniques \, the artist collects information and material from a number of seemingly disparate sites\, connected by the impact human intervention and manipulati on has had on them. Over the last four years\, the artist has engaged in fi eld research in both Vieques\, Puerto Rico\, where significant military tes ting took place for over 60 years and Ottawa\, Illinois\, where young women painted clock dials with radium laced luminescent paint beginning in 1920. He has returned to these specific locations regularly\, with the dedicatio n of a scientific researcher\, steadfastly collecting data and expanding hi s scientific and visual language.

The artist uses a multi-medi a approach to present his research as hybrid art objects. The framed photog raphic works Undark/Ottawa #1 - #4 operate as studies of the still-present energies emanating from the clocks painted by female dial painters. In rece nt years\, Bolen has collected many of these antique clocks whose glow has long ago faded\, and discovered that through subjecting them to a high powe red blast of light\, he can reactivate the glow for a millisecond in an att empt to capture the momentary luminescence with a camera and photographic f ilm. The film from these investigations is then left with the clocks for se veral weeks absorbing the radiating energy and scarring it with sublime\, g hostly images and patterns. These filmic documents of latent radiation are then framed by neutral photographic paper painted with the wash from the or iginal film&rsquo\;s development in the dark room.

Other work s in the exhibition offer a disparate language of collected and considered materials including window screening\, erosion pads\, lawn seed blankets\, industrial rubberizer and particles of negative photographic film. These to o act as sensors helping us reconsider the dynamic tension present and the potential for extending our own sensory capabilities within the natural wor ld.

JEREMY BOLEN (American\, b. 1977) lives and works in Chic ago. He received his MFA from UIC in 2012. He is a recent recipient of the OxBow Faculty Artist Residency in Saugatuck\, MI\; Anthropocene Curriculum Campus Artist in Residence at Haus der Kulturen der Welt\, Berlin\, Germany \; Center for Land Use Interpretation Residency in Wendover\, Utah and Josh ua Tree Highlands Residency in Joshua Tree\, CA. His work has been widely e xhibited in galleries and institutions\, including Galerie Zü\;rcher\, Paris\; Salon Zü\;rcher\, New York\; The Drake\, Toronto\; Untitled Art Fair\, Miami\; Depaul University Art Museum\, Chicago\; Hyde Park Art Cent er\, Chicago\, and Roots and Culture\, Chicago. His work was recently inclu ded in Ghost Nature at La Box\, Bourges\, France and Gallery 400\, Chicago\ ; Fragments of an Unknowable World\, Ohio State University\, Columbus\, OH\ ; Lateral\, The Mission\, Houston\, TX\; and Phantoms in the Dirt\, the Mus eum of Contemporary Photography\, Chicago\, IL. He is included in numerous private and public collections.

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