Sense of Place

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"On a dreary winter road trip we lost our way. These barns, also lost, reflected themselves on the hood of my car, giving empathy and ceremony to our sense of place.", 2015 Photography
Sense of Place
Curated by: Bill Conger

1305 Morrissey Drive
61701 Bloomington

July 25th, 2015 - August 8th, 2015
Opening: July 25th, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 Jan Brandt Gallery will be celebrating its Third Anniversary in July of 2015.  The juried exhibit Sense of Place will open on July 25 in conjunction with this celebration. The theme “Sense of Place” may be openly interpreted through a lens of meaningful personal work that is grounded in direct experience, observation, and reflection. A wide range of visual opportunities such as painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, performance, video, mapping, collecting, assemblage, and sculpture are options to use within the theme. My intention for the exhibit is that it will offer viewers a chance to investigate and appreciate a variety of styles from representational to conceptual. 

The juror for this exhibit will be Bill Conger. Bill Conger is an artist whose works fuse playful, minimal titles with found objects. In his words, “ the resulting cadre of sculpture and imagery carries on a longstanding tradition of maudlin rumination which has propelled the creative act for millennia."  His work has been exhibited ex tensively in the US as well as Austria, Germany, Poland, Ireland, and New Zealand. His most recent one-person exhibition was at 65GRAND in Chicago in 2014. He quietly lives and works in Peoria.

Mt. Conger has chosen forty works by forty artists from hundreds of submissions. 

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