Opening reception: Friday, February 4 from 6-9 pm
Exhibition dates: February 2-26, 2011
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm
Juried by ANDREA GREEN
Director of the Visiting Arts Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The selected works on view at ARC Gallery embody notions of intimacy exemplified through formal and conceptual approaches. The relationship between creator and the object, individual and the locale, and the lingering space between our innermost thoughts, and outward expressions are explored. Scale, execution, and the innate qualities of chosen materials evoke a visceral response and solicit a contemplative pause. The contexts of the works convey social, personal, environmental, humorous, political, or even disturbing situations. These settings enable the pieces to provide new and sometimes unexpected ways of thinking about and experiencing intimacy.
Artists: Kathryn Jill Johnson · Anna Kell · Roxanne Phillips · Elizabeth Snipes· Greta Young · Cheyenne Butcher · Shawn Michelle Smith · Regina Mamou· Carol Russell · Lauren Scanlon · Bobbi Meier · Khara Koffel · Soo Shin · John C. Toomey · Carolyn Cronin Hughes · Erin Wiersma · Jesse Eric Schmidt · Marcus Williams and Susan Jowsey · Polly Gaillard · Anya Antonovych Metcalf · Josiane Keller · Cyriaco Lopes · Susan Smith Trees · Donita Simpson · Woori Cho · Elizabeth Stehling ·Michelle Acuff · Melissa Weber · Andrea Sherrill Evans · Sarah Baranski · Sari Maxfield · Linda Robinson Gordon · Donna Festa