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Detail cropped Lan Tuazon, Future Fossils Liquid Commodities, 2018, plastic, 12 x 6 inches. Photography courtesy of the artist.
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Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago artist Lan Tuazon, Future Fossils: SUM, on view from September through November 13, and curated by Allison Peters Quinn, Art Center Director of Exhibition & Residency Program.

Future Fossils: SUM visualizes the sum of a lifespan’s worth of human material traces in the world, nestled together as a one-bedroom house built to scale and exhibited inside the two-story gallery at the Art Center. Repurposing and transforming accumulated found everyday objects, this body of work imposes natural processes onto mass-produced containers to show the extended life span of objects. Future Fossils: SUM marks the final installation in Tuazon’s decade-long trilogy,Shift in the Order of Things, in which the artist challenges how an individual is subjected towards an ideological version of the world.

Lan Tuazon (b.1976, Philippines) lives and works in Chicago where she is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. Tuazon has exhibited internationally at the Neue Galerie in the Imperial Palace (Austria), Bucharest Biennale 4 (Romania), the WKV Kunstverein (Germany), and the Lowry Museum (U.K.). Solo exhibitions have been held at Brooklyn Museum and Storefront of Art and Architecture (New York), Youngworld, Inc (Detroit), and Julius Caesar (Chicago). She was awarded artist-in-residence fellowships by the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Headlands Art Center (U.S.), and Civitella Ranieri (Italy). Tuazon’s work has been featured in group exhibitions in New York at 8th Floor Rubin Foundation, Artist Space, Canada Gallery, Sculpture Center, Apex Art, Exit Art; in Los Angeles at Redcat Gallery; in addition to here at Hyde Park Art Center. Lan Tuazon received her B.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1999, her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2002, and graduated from Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in 2003.


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