Michele Stutts

Anomalous:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  5-9pm 

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

Anomalous showcases Stutt’s interests in creating conceptual assemblage with found objects that have nothing in common, except the glue that binds them.

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Lee Stanton

Glimmer:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  6-9pm 

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

Exploring themes of identity, voice, and agency, Lee’s current body of work draws from recent research on themes of personal identity and what it means to have, and find, a voice. Her work depicts figures that may appear childlike and innocent at first, but often have an underlying psychological undercurrent. Some figures include crowns, others antlers which work to suggest relating to regeneration and transformation.

After working in large scale for most of her life, Lee’s paintings explore imagery on a much smaller scale, drawing the viewer in, and a square format. Line, deliberately varied and expressive, is an important element here. Color is also an integral part of the work, including experiments with silver leaf. Repetition in some of the work invites the viewer to interpret, dispute, challenge, and reinvent repeated imagery and mainstream narratives.

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Jason DeBose

Presidential: Public Depictions Overseas of U.S. Leadership:  Opening  Fri.  Oct 5,  6-9pm 

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

The exhibition Presidential examines how America’s political leaders are viewed outside of America. California-born photographer Jason DeBose brings a widely varied series of portrayals of occupants of the White House, as seen in public spaces from 2003 up to the present day. From shining statues to graffiti to protest rallies and several settings in between, DeBose calls attention to how each portrayal reflects the time in which it was created, given the precise nature of the country’s relationship with the Oval Office at the time each piece was created. Featuring work drawn from 14 countries including Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Serbia and Finland, Presidential offers a microphone to both congratulatory and concerned neighbors of the United States.

As described by the Helsinki-based DeBose, “Fifteen years ago when I shot the first piece in this collection, I never would have guessed I’d run into the faces and names of our presidents so regularly while outside of our borders; I knew our culture had garnered plenty of the world’s attention, but not on the scale where everyday people would name their restaurant after them or have imagery of them on their clothing. The level of variety in how they are portrayed has also been crazy to encounter: some of the messages and imagery that this exhibition shares look like passive-aggressive Post-It notes hung on an office refrigerator, others looked more like Renaissance-era frescos painted on the ceiling of a church. In the wake of the actions of four U.S. presidents, it has been enthralling to see how the feelings of the public overseas has differed from administration to administration as well as geographically, from region to region.”

 

Opening Reception, Friday, October 5, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Oct 3-27, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

REINVENTION II

Click here for application form:   Link to Application Form Reinvention II

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR REINVENTION II !!  An OPEN WALLS Exhibition at ARC Gallery

Coming in November to ARC Gallery.   To celebrate our move to a new location on in the West Town Arts District on Chicago Ave., we invite artists to submit small works—no more than 15 inches wide— to our open-walls exhibit  REINVENTION II.

You are invited to exhibit your work and join us for the 45th year celebration of our new gallery space,  Reinvention II, an Open Walls Exhibition.  Once a year we open our gallery for artists to exhibit their work with many other artists. This is an opportunity for emerging artists, young artists, first exhibitors and experienced artists to show new ideas and experimentations together, and to create an exhibition with a wonderfully diverse array of work.  In the past these kind of shows  have  been very successful exhibitions, with a wide range of art, all expressing a visual voice.

While we are Reinventing ourselves with our new space and location, we invite artists to join us in this opportunity to Reinvent their work and show their artwork in a professional exhibition space. All entries will be exhibited that follow the criteria laid out in the application form.  This is the chance for artists to show young ideas, experimentation, polished work, and for emerging artists to exhibit their work. All who have a visual voice and use art as an expression of their experiences are invited to participate.

Please join us for this exciting exhibition of visual expression consisting of all levels and ages and  help celebrate our 45th year as a women-run, non-profit, alternative arts space!

Please be sure to fill out the application below,  so we know you’re exhibiting with us.

https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/open-walls-show-at-arc-areinvention-ii/

 

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