Spassimir Stoitzev

PortraitureOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Mr. Stoitzev’s ability to capture the essence of the individual shows his passion for the figure and the characteristic features of his subjects. Even as he works on a figure he seems to focus on the facial features and capturing the personality of the individual. This exhibit shows his thought process and his pull to the head and face, capturing the individuality beautifully.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Martin Beck

pal*imp*sest: bearing traces of earlier formsOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Capturing the immediacy of the model’s presence maintains a connection to an empirical reality at a time when media intrusion can be overwhelming. By working from life, the model and artist reveal the truth of a specific time, place and act. This cannot be faked; the finished work is a direct artifact of past activity. Rather than think of these as pictures of people, for me these are authentic depictions of selective experiences. They stand for something real, timeless and human.

The nude expresses the human condition because our bodies are road maps of our individual experience. To study another’s face and form is to understand their essential humanity, their frailty and imperfection. When studying anyone with the level of intensity my kind of figurative work requires, you see their beauty and strength as well.

My art engages the viewer to confront the immediacy of the human condition. It reminds them of their humanity at a time when digital life threatens to consume us. My work has been described as having a quality of urgency. I appreciate that word as there is an urgent need to know and understand each other as technology creates more distance between us.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Toni Alexia Roach

CANTABITAN:  Performance  Fri.  Nov 30,  7pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

 

Performance, Friday, November 30, 7pm

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28 – Dec 22 , 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

nitty-gritty NIU Thesis Exhibition

March 28 – April 21

Opening Reception

March 30th

6 – 9 PM

M. Brej • A. Cortes • S. Dupré • N. Elson • R. Griffith • R. Hill

L. Iacoponi • M. Kennedy Nora • K. Rodey • E. Sawka • T. Silver • A. Viola