What Manner of Person Art Thou?

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What Manner of Person Art Thou?

UIC College of Architecture and Art
400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
April 27th, 2010 - June 12th, 2010
Opening: April 28th, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 12-6; by appointment


Structured on the seven deadly sins and inspired by the 11th century Bayeaux Tapestry, What Manner of Person Art Thou? is a 65-minute animated video that relates the twisted tale of two anachronistic believers who dispense violent justice on those they deem to be evildoers. It darkly allegorizes the hazards of morality and the corruption of modern life. Erin Cosgrove is an artist and writer who uses video, animation, books, painting, scrolls, timelines, installation, and performance.

Her artwork has been exhibited internationally including at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, Galleri S.E International Contemporary Art in Bergen, Norway, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, LA Louver in Los Angeles, Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, and Apexart Gallery in New York. Additionally, videos have been screened at Espace Croise Centre d'art Contemporain in Roubaix, France, The Impakt Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, Kunst-Werke in Berlin, Germany, The Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria, Videoformes in Auvergne, France, Migrating Forms Film Festival in New York, Christine Koenig Gallery in Vienna, Austria, VPRO (Netherlands TV), along with other venues. Cosgrove has received grants and fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Creative Capital Foundation, The City of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs, The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Durfee Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and other sources.