The arrival of the New Year brings a natural pause. Before we set our sites on new horizons, we reflect on accomplishments made. For jdc Fine Art 2018 brought growth, renewal, and reinvention.
This past year, we refreshed our vision, with a focus on working outside the box to build relationships and cross-pollinate artists and ideas. We renovated our San Diego space, relaunched seasonal programming, and overhauled our website, adding new features including a VIP page and a site search engine. We reviewed Artist’s works at portfolio reviews in Chicago, Portland, and San Diego.
The public arts initiative we consult on in Chicago, The Annex at Hotel Chicago, has blossomed. Anchored between the West Loop Gallery District and the UIC Hospital Campus the Annex at Hotel Chicago reflects aspects of its immediate community most poignantly through urban works in guest rooms and a new to launch exhibition series with works by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s art therapy patients who suffer from severe disabilities.
jdc Fine Art Artists also had banner-years: Ian van Coller was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his ongoing work Naturalists of the Long Now, Matt Eich released the second volume of The Invisible Yoke: Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town, Jennifer Greenburg exhibited Revising History in Italy, and Paul Turounet’s Estamos Buscando A was included in the 5th Transborder Biennale, which occurred simultaneously in El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez.