Art Exhibit: Barbara Crane Then/Now

September 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Posted in art@iit, events, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: Barbara Crane Then/Now

BARBARA CRANE THEN / NOW
the eternal thread of the ID aesthetic
September 10, 2009 – February 1, 2010

Opening reception and lecture: Thursday, September 10: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit Barbara Crane Then/Now opens Thursday, September 10 in the Kemper Room on the upper level of Galvin Library. Sponsored by art@iit, this show continues IIT’s fascinating series of art exhibits that have attracted attention all over the city.

From art@iit: “Barbara Crane is an MA graduate of the Institute of Design (’66) where she began the unique and pioneering techniques that still mark her work today. Crane was a recipient of Guggenheim and Illinois Arts council grants, 2 NEA grants, and numerous other awards and grants. She was a professor at SAIC from 1967–1995, and has had over 75 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries. Her work is contained in collections in the U.S., Japan, France, Greece, and Germany.

“The concepts Crane learned at ID are still a driving force for her today; strong individuality and purity of form is stressed in Crane’s work, about which she said, in 2002, ‘The issues in my work are often of a similar nature with an abstract edge. Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking. I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.'”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, September 10. The exhibit runs through February 1, and is open any time the library is open (library hours). For more on this and other exhibits, see the art@iit site.

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