We are proud to present Scott J. Hunter as our next speaker in the Comfort Society series of talks sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee.
A collector and philanthropist of contemporary art and music, and an independent curator, Scott J. Hunter is particularly interested in the intersection between self-identity and cultural representation, and how this is mediated in the transactions that occur between the artist, the object, and the viewer. He has organized five exhibitions, Psychosexual (2013) at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, Sticky & Sweet (2014) at Terrain, Oak Park, a rose is a rose is a rose (2014) at Aspect/Ratio Gallery, Chicago, Aay-Preston-Myint's A flag for black death (always flies at full mast) (2015) for the Second Terrain Biennial in Oak Park, and Finocchio (2015) at The Franklin, Chicago. When not involved in the arts, Hunter is a pediatric neuropsychologist and researcher on the impact of socioeconomic and environmental factors on cognitive and behavioral development, in the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Hunter received his MA and PhD in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, following a BA in Biology and Psychology (with a minor in Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America.
Comfort Society is a series of talks on anything from the useful to the unexpected. Talks take place Sundays at noon and coffee is served.