Amelia Falk

Show ran from 12/3/2008 to 1/3/2009

“The Feminist Figure: Fighting the Plastic Fantastic,” chromogenic prints

Amelia Falk’s photographs are made to demystify the issues of the body and sexuality. She takes away the power of the media to continue the tradition of the “male gaze” that provides young women with images of a body that they can never achieve. By providing women with a healthy alternative, Falk hopes to encourage young women to love themselves and the body they were born with.

Sharon Gilmore

Show ran from 12/3/2008 to 1/3/2009

“Checklist for an Exodus,” mixed media constructions

Sharon Gilmore constructed sculptures using found organic and man-made objects. “As often happens”, the artist states, “the objects themselves inspired the initial ideas for the pieces. Through manipulating, altering, and adding additional objects, the sculptures gradually emerged. The sculptures suggest archetypal or mythical animals and things – birds, trees, flowers, tools – forms we recognize but which seem to come from another time, either past or future. This ambiguity allows us to address the questions both from experience and with foresight.”

“The sculptures suggest archetypal or mythical animals and things – birds, trees, flowers, tools – forms we recognize but which seem to come from another time, either past or future. This ambiguity allows us to address the questions both from experience and with foresight.  The sculptures exhibit a certain vulnerability in their fragility and awkwardness by incorporating devices such as splints, crutches, and wheels – things commonly used to aid or support someone in motion.”

Group show of Peoria-area artists

Show ran from 12/3/2008 to 1/3/2009

“Satellite City Transmissions,” various 2-D & 3-D media

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, December 5, 6-9 pm

The focus of this collaboration of twelve Peoria-area artists is to challenge the myth surrounding the art scene in central Illinois.  By bringing together these artists whose work may not be similar in style but alike in their experimental and edgy approach, paints an overall picture of the urban-inspired art that is being created in the rural underground of Peoria.  Another major aspect of this collaboration is to join together the major art venues that have long been divided.  The artists involved are in some way associated with these venues either artistically or professionally and are dedicated to making this a successful collaboration.

Participating artists:  Heather Brammeier, William Butler, Jennifer Costa, Cheryl Dean, Chad Ellison, Doug Goessman, Jacob Grant, Chris Hutson, Richard Kirchgessner, Erin Robert and Steph Van Doren.  image by Doug Goessman