October 11 - November 9, 2013
at South Side Community Art Center
Dr. Margaret Burroughs Gallery
Read the reflection on the exhibition, published in Area Chicago.
Recess was a group exhibition that used images associated with youth and play to provide a much needed respite from the weight of everyday reality. Bringing together contemporary artists working across mediums with historic works from the South Side Community Art Center's eighty year old collection, these works created a space that provoked the act of daydreaming and encourages one to tap into the recesses of the imagination in order to create new mythologies, narratives, and histories that are unencumbered by those often tethered to the Black experience.
Featured Artists: Caitlin Cherry, Krista Franklin, James T. Green, David Leggett, Christina A. Long, Cecil McDonald Jr. & avery r. young
Featured Collection Artists: Archibald Motley Jr., Al Price, Charles Davis, Rosalie Davis, Jon Jones, William McBride, Eric W. Anderson, Maurice Benson & Ben Bey
Photos by Tempestt Hazel.
Founded in 1940 through President Franklin Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration, the South Side Community Art Center is the only surviving art center of the original 110 Federal Art Project’s centers and is the oldest African American art center in the country.