Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12 x 12


Four people are outdoors, three of whom appear to be children who are holding long-barreled guns.
  1. Long A color photograph shows three people standing holding rifles. One is wearing a reflective vest and ear protection, pointing their gun out into the distance to an unknown target. There is an open box next to them. The middle two people are watching the person aiming their rifle. They are wearing ear protection and are standing in front of a red SUV with the back hatch open. To the left of the center figures is a person sitting at a picnic table on a concrete slab. They are wearing an orange hat and holding their hand to their mouth while looking at the other three figures. All four people are in a remote, desert-like landscape on gravel with the sun shining from the left of the photo.
Greg Stimac, Untitled Recoil, 2005. Archival ink-jet print, edition 6 of 10; 31 × 42 × 2 in. (78.7 × 106.4 × 5 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of the artist, 2008.6
Photo © MCA Chicago


This exhibition features selected work from the MCA Collection by artists who have previously participated in the MCA’s ongoing project series UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work. This series of consecutive exhibitions (with a different artist presented each month) is designed to highlight new work by emerging artists who are based in Chicago, providing a fresh, up-to-the minute view of new developments taking place in the studios of our city. Now in its 10th year, the series has presented the work of 90 artists or collectives.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Angelina Gualdoni, Paula Henderson, Rashid Johnson, Laura Mosquera, and Greg Stimac.


UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work is sponsored by UBS.