University Art Gallery

Exhibitions - Fall 2020

Greta Bergstresser - Guns, Gold and Going Green

August 25 – September 25, 2020

https://www.gretabergstresser.com

This project is born out of a personal space - it is an examination of the ideology and lifestyle of myself and those around me. I grew up on a small sheep farm buried deep in the heart of central Pennsylvania where so much of daily life is tied to the land and whether people are aware of it or not, to nature in general.

Bergstresse


EVAC Project: Bridging the Gap

October 6 - November 6, 2020

https://www.evacproject.org

Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC) is an art project that brings together veterans and artists. EVAC curators interviewed veterans about their experiences, and artists made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of those stories. The prints are exhibited with excerpts from the transcribed interviews. EVAC works to bridge the often precarious gap between military and civilian life.


Steven Hudson – Adaptations

October 6 - November 20

https://www.stevenhudsonart.com

Hudson's work navigates the space of an imagined post apocalypse, depicting a remnant human presence that navigates a bleak landscape. The people and animals exist without direction or purpose among the familiar debris of our time. The work forebodes our current environmental annihilation. Hudson seeks to record a sometimes beautiful but always melancholy portrait of human vulnerability in the epic tradition of oil painting. Steven Hudson is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in The School of Art + Design at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Hudson


Exhibitions - Spring 2020

Ming Ying Hong - Disjunction and Other Works

January 19 - February 19, 2021

http://mingyinghong.com

My work explores the limits of our knowledge and experience by questioning the way we define and categorize states of being. Bodily forms are depicted as masculine and feminine, dead and alive, aggressive and delicate. Explosions, another common motif, teeter on the razor thin edge of dissolution and whole. By combining these seemingly contradictory elements together, opposites which once defined each other overlap, ultimately dismantling the system in which one definition is privileged over another. Masculinity no longer prevails over the feminine; strength no longer prevails over the delicate; and stability no longer prevails over the broken. Instead, the work encourages us to examine the in-between spaces of these binaries—the spaces that fall outside of our clear-cut definitions and hierarchies. In examining these areas of uncertainty, a more complex spectrum of experience emerges.

Hong


Sarah Krepp and Olivia Petrides – LINE/ FORCE/ BURN/ RUBBER

February 23 – March 24, 2021

http://www.sarahkrepp.com

http://www.oliviapetrides.com

Explosive energy dominates the work of Sarah Krepp and Olivia Petrides. Krepp locates a powerful gesture in found materials, in blown-out shredded tires which are gathered from highway debris. Blow-outs force the wires, embedded in the rubber, into writhing gesticulations of accumulated stress. Petrides utilizes simple tools and the basic element of drawing – the line - to enact roiling abstractions of overwhelming natural forces into baroque masses. Both artists see the aggressive mark as emblematic carrier of immense forces within urban and natural environments. Petrides and Krepp achieve a linear complexity, referencing turbulent atmospheres and tangled social workings, thus posing questions about the relationship between human actions and nature's limitations.

Krepp


Bruce Walters – What the Hand Dare Seize the Fire?

March 2 – April 9, 2021

http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/art/faculty_staff/walters.php

The drawings included in this exhibition are selected from the 36 years I’ve been an art professor. Though I've worked in a wide range of media in this time (I've won best of show awards in seven different art media), this exhibition will focus on my graphite -especially ones in which I've tried to capture a sense of mystery and...

Walters


Mavigliano/Brabec Senior Art Price Exhibition and BFA Exhibition

Andrea Kliffmiller

April 20 – April 30, 2021

Mavigliano


Senior Group Exhibition

April 20 - April 30, 2021

seniors


Juried Student Exhibition (Virtual)

Juried by Sarah Krepp and Olivia Petrides

juried