New Art Exhibit – Reception on January 17

January 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Posted in art@iit | Comments Off on New Art Exhibit – Reception on January 17

ForTheAsking_JillMcLeanA new exhibit, curated by the student organization SmallRoom  Curators has been installed in the Kemper Gallery on the upper level of Galvin Library. Running through February 28, Jill McLean’s “Breaking the Chains That Bind Me” features oil paintings of various sizes and compositions.

On Friday, January 17 from 4:30-6:30 pm there will be  a reception where you can meet the artist and discuss her work. The reception will take place in the Kemper Gallery. Refreshments will be provided. Stop by and check out the art and meet the artist.

 

 

New Art Exhibit Opens

December 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Posted in art@iit, exhibits | Comments Off on New Art Exhibit Opens

landscapeSmallRoom and Paul V. Galvin Library are pleased to present, On the Fringe, an exhibit which showcases the art work of Jennifer Cronin and Sara Goldenberg White. Jennifer was selected by SmallRoom, an IIT student organization, for her large, expressive paintings which display a meshing of mundane and extraordinary. Sara pursues a similar vein, and by mixing traditional methods of production with unique materials, she produces compelling works. Together they contribute to a show that subtly tweaks what is familiar (be it a setting or a material), and will enlighten the viewer to a new reality, space, or texture. See artist statements and more at www.jennifercronin.com and www.saragoldenbergwhite.com. On the Fringe will run until January 30th in the Kemper Room, located on the upper level of the Galvin Library. Please join us for a reception in the Kemper Room on Thursday, January 17th from 3-5:00 pm.

New Art Exhibit: Tactile Encounters

October 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Posted in art@iit, events | Comments Off on New Art Exhibit: Tactile Encounters

Tactile Encounters: the Influence and Appearance of Texture is a new art exhibit in Galvin Library’s Kemper Room, located on the upper level.  Opening October 4, 2012, the IIT student organization Small Room Curators has brought together artists from FUSEDChicago, a midwest group that works in the encaustic arts.  Encaustic is from the Greek language (to heat or burn) and found in their ancient culture.  Each piece is created using colored wax that is fused to a surface by heat, and each layer is applied, then heated to fuse it to the previous layer.  More than 20 artists have contributed pieces to the show for a wide variety of color and style.  The show will run through November 16, 2012.

Images courtesy of FUSEDChicago

Chicago Artists Month Exhibit in Kemper Gallery

October 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Posted in art@iit | Comments Off on Chicago Artists Month Exhibit in Kemper Gallery

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From IIT Today:

October is Chicago Artists Month, a month-long celebration of the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community. Throughout the month, one can meet and discover the works of hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, and neighborhood art walks at venues throughout the city.

This year Illinois Institute of Technology is proud to host an exhibit for Chicago Artists Month, “Hidden Works” by Theodore Czebotar, in the Kemper Gallery in Galvin Library. The exhibit will be on display from October 1 – 31, from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday, and from 12 – 5 pm on Sundays.

In the 1930s Theodore Czebotar (1915-1996) was a sensation in New York, promoted as the next great Midwest regionalist. In the 40s, he left the art world on principle to become a recluse, working from a hidden studio-home in the woods, neither selling nor exhibiting. Keeping in touch with the NY scene, he developed his advanced style exhibited here. Produced in his hidden studio and never shown in his lifetime, these works are based on sketches he made on trips to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

The exhibit is organized by IIT Associate Professor of Humanities Jack Snapper, with works on loan from the Mathis Gallery in Racine Wisconsin.

Chicago Artists Month 2011, the sixteenth annual celebration of Chicagos vibrant visual art community, is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture.

Fragments Art Exhibit through April 15

March 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Posted in art@iit | Comments Off on Fragments Art Exhibit through April 15

In honor of Women’s History Month, an art exhibit featuring the work of Geraldine McCullough opened March 2 in Galvin Library’s Kemper Gallery. Born in Arkansas but spending her formative years in Chicago, McCullough (1917–2008) exhibited in many national galleries and won numerous awards for her paintings and sculptures. Her most notable award was the 1964 George D. Widener Memorial Gold Medal for her sculpture “Phoenix.” A commissioned life-size, bronze statue created by McCullough of Martin Luther King was installed in 1985 at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. According to the exhibit’s curator, John Martin, “McCullough’s paintings and sculptures create a combination of figurative and abstract movements,” and “her references to African ritual and spiritual iconography invite the viewer to participate in a solemn ceremony.” Martin notes that McCullough, like her art, “was a commanding presence who fused her sense of art with her sense of being.” An opening reception was held on Friday, March 11. The exhibit will run through April 15.

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Art Exhibit: Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

February 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Posted in art@iit, events, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto YasuhiroKatsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro
February 18 – March 7

Opening reception and lecture: Thursday, February 25: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro opens Thursday, February 18 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 IIT Today: “Ishimoto Yasuhiro studied with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Institute of Design. In 1953, Ishimoto began photographing the Katsura Imperial Villa, which was built in Kyoto in the seventeenth century for the Japanese Imperial Family. Its buildings and gardens are created in a simple yet elegant style that has had an effect on many modern architects such as Bruno Taut. The 50 images in the exhibition, which is curated by Susan Aurinko, are from the book Katsura, published in 1960 by Ishimoto.”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, February 25. The reception will feature remarks by George Hisaeda, Consul General of Japan and a gallery talk by Institute of Design Professor John Grimes.

The exhibit runs through March 7, and is open any time the library is open (library hours).

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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