Gallery 400,
University of Illinois at Chicago

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At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago


Founded in 1983 within UIC’s College of Architecture and the Arts, Gallery 400 is a nationally recognized non-profit art gallery that hosts acclaimed exhibitions and lectures by national and international artists.

Spanning a wide range of media, Gallery 400 exhibitions create compelling experiences of the best in local and international contemporary art. Running alongside the exhibition program, the Gallery’s Voices Lecture Series is a premier forum in Chicago for the discussion of current topics in the fields of contemporary art and design. Recent speakers include artists Emily Jacir, Lucy McKenzie, and William Pope.L, critics John Paul Ricco and Michael Newman and curators Connie Butler and Helen Molesworth.

The annual fall program At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago commissions and presents six one-person or artist-curated projects that are at the vanguard art in Chicago. At the Edge unveils newly created works that take a risk, that are difficult to show in commercial spaces, that extend a working artists practice, and/or that push the boundaries of art experimentation.


At the Edge exhibitions:

In 2003:
Dani Levethal, feather-stitch
Scott Reeder, Moon Dust (working title)
Sumakshi Singh, Void
Melanie Schiff and Kristen VanDeventer, curators, When Darkness Falls
Artists of the Little City Multidisciplinary Arts Center, ALERT – Please Proceed to a Shelter Nearest You
Dianna Frid with Stephen Motika, The Field

In 2002:
Marc Fischer, Paper Trials (Going Through Your Garbage)
Shane Huffman, Swimming to give myself a heart attack to stop the moon’s recession (piece/project)
Rena Leinberger, what is gathered
Stephen Lapthisophon, With Reasonable Accommodation
Culture and Conflict Group, Settlement
Valerie Hegarty, Hotel Lobby, West Loop

Visit our website more information on current, upcoming and past exhibitions and lectures.



Lorelei Stewart, Director
1240 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sat 12-5





View of The Field by Dianna Frid
and Stephen Motika.



View of Moon Dust (working title)
by Scott Reeder.



View of When Darkness Falls,
curated by Melanie Schiff
and Kristen VanDeventer


©2004 TBA