Donald Young operates this space to promote film, video, and multimedia artists. Preceded by a glowing reputation as one of the first Chicago gallery owners to champion video art and make it profitable, Young has amassed an impressive roster of member artists. Here, Sol Lewitt and Bruce Nauman exhibit work you might also expect to find at New York's MoMA, the MCA Chicago and London's Tate Modern.
Exhibitions tend toward solo shows for established contemporary artists, primarily showcasing the gallery's 28 members. The experimental work we saw definitely tested our comfort zone. But the friendly, approachable staff took time to discuss some of the more bizarre screenings and introduced us to further resources about their artists.
Centerstage Reviewer: Justin Sondak