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More Than Naked

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20130704171950-swell_-rosenheim
Swell Mixed Media © nancy lu rosenheim
More Than Naked
Curated by: Christian Rieben

1131 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
June 28th, 2013 - August 10th, 2013
Opening: June 28th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://blogs.luc.edu/artsalive/ralph-arn...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
ArnoldGallery@LUC.edu
PHONE:  
773.508.7510
OPEN HOURS:  
For Loyola community members: Sun-Sat 8AM-10PM; Others Sat 12-4, and by appointment.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Loyola University of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
TAGS:  
fiber, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, landscape, abstract, modern, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The artists in More Than Naked disguise neither their materials nor their methods - cardboard is cardboard, a rolled carpet is very much a rolled carpet. Even when something is made to look like something else, say a lump of graphite is carved to look like a handkerchief, there is no attempt by the artist to make you think the carved handkerchief is an actual handkerchief - the graphite retains its dark intractable nature, its "graphite-ness". However, this work is not rarefied or detached from the audience – it transcends its materials and engages us. How so? The artists are using materials we're familiar with from our own lives - cardboard, pink insulation, carpeting, but they're using it in unfamiliar ways. This can be both disconcerting and amusing (and there's a lot of humor in this work). It's like discovering a friend's hidden talent - a joyful surprise which makes you look at your friend differently, with greater affection, but also with a sense of wonder.