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Ryan_flock_poster
Flock - exhibition poster, March 2009 Silkscreen © Jay Ryan/The Bird Machine
Moonlightcocktailsarethething
Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing Lithograph © David Driesbach
Self_portrait_1912
Self Portrait, 1912 Etching
Johnsondavidbgb
Hand Printed, Hand Bound Book.
Sprint Printmaking Suite

116 Altgeld Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
March 24th, 2009 - May 9th, 2009
Opening: April 2nd, 2009 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
hgreen2@niu.edu
PHONE:  
815-753-1936
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 12:00 - 4:00
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
NIU Art Museum
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb
TAGS:  
printmaking, surrealism, figurative, modern
COST:  
Free unless otherwise noted.

DESCRIPTION

Jay Ryan: Flock: The Bird Machine is the name of Jay Ryan’s shop in Skokie, Illinois where colorful limited-edition silkscreen posters are produced. Driven less by technological fads than by old-fashioned visual inventiveness and hard work, Ryan’s designs have become highly sought-after worldwide. The North Gallery will recreate studio walls, with posters tacked up from floor to ceiling.

Images of Death and Life

This is a survey exhibition of prints by renowned German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1945). Kollwitz is famous for both her empathic humanity and mordant social commentary, represented through an unmistakable graphic style. This exhibit, curated by Assistant Director Peter Olson, brings together prints from Illinois and Midwest collections.

Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing

Illinois artist and printmaker David Driesbach weaves rich narratives in his complex, colorful and whimsical etchings. Although Driesbach retired from teaching many years ago, he has continued a prodigious production. This exhibition attempts to summarize a lifetime of remarkable achievements. Co-organized with students enrolled in “Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation,” a graduate-level Museum Studies course.

The Mayor of Palookaville

A selection of hand-printed, hand-bound books by David Johnson, a mid-career artist from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Johnson’s tools are simple and direct: etching, relief printing and letterpress. His observations are not: perceptive, shrewd, satirical and compassionate views of the people around him and the quotidian spaces they inhabit.