2014 Media MFA alum Greg Browe will be part of the Ground Floor Exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center. He will be presenting a version of his thesis, Boy in Woods, and his comic The Greater Storybook (films, tumblr posts, gifs and twitter gallery) will be exhibited online. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held December 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover the spectrum of artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project. Based on nominations by respected members of the arts community, Hyde Park Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee of artists and curators select work by recent graduates from each of Chicago’s nationally top-ranked Master of Fine Art programs. The committee typically receives more than 100 artist nominations from faculty artists, critics, and curators in Chicago. After reviewing submissions from the nominated artists, the committee rigorously narrows down the submissions to a final shortlist of work that represents the range of dynamic art practices coming out of Chicago today. Ground Floor alumni include Jessie Mott and Tony Lewis, who recently exhibited in the Whitney Biennial.
“This unique program exemplifies the Art Center’s mission to support Chicago artists at every stage of their careers,” said Hyde Park Art Center Executive Director Kate Lorenz. “We look forward to capping our 75th anniversary year with this exhibition featuring this exceptionally promising group of artists.”
An exhibition catalogue featuring the work and information about Ground Floor artists will be released during the run of the show, and will feature critical writing by Chicago-based writer James Pepper Kelly.