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Anne Farley Gaines, ARC affiliate member has four works in the The June and Francis Spiezer Collectionwhich will be on exhibit at the Rockford Museum of Art, 711 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL, opening onFriday July 17th at 6pm.  Anne states, “it is a rare showing of almost the entire collection which is only scheduled once every five or ten years. There are over 300 pieces.  As you may or may not know theSpiezer Collection is the largest collection of Chicago art after 1975.”  Included will be her new portrait of June and Francis Spiezer, Visionary Soulmates.


image by Anne Farley Gaines, Visionary Soulmates, watercolor

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Hyun ja Shin

Show ran from 7/1/2009 to 7/18/2009

Rainbow: after Michael Craig-Martin’s An Oak Tree, Installation

Rainbow: after Michael Craig-Martin’s An Oak Tree is an installation of glasses filled with rainbow-colored water on a shelf. Through the show, the water evaporates, leaving colored traces behind, drawing rings on the surface of glasses. Employing An Oak Tree (1973) by Michael Craig-Martin, as the subtitle of the installation, Shin questions the overgrown ideology and overstretched intellectualism in contemporary art.

Kayce Bayer + Kristin Miller Hopkins

Show ran from 7/1/2009 to 7/18/2009

“Home Page,” a multi-media installation of artist books, collage, sculpture, animation & slide projections.

Opening Reception Friday, June 26, from 6-9 pm

Home Page is a multi-media exhibit by collaborators Kayce Bayer and Kristin Miller Hopkins. This project explores individual and relational identity through geographic place and the changing role of the domestic and conceptual home. Mapping her way through a marriage with blueprints for a fictional home, Kristin’s work draws connections between her endless hat-juggling of life, physical, and personal spaces. Kayce animates small drawings, cardboard dioramas, and simple automata, crafting a virtual environment loosely based on her past homes and their respective weather systems.

See Bayer’s animation on YouTube.   Check out K+ K’s blog, Life-in-Parallel

Leslie Eliet

Show ran from 7/1/2009 to 7/18/2009

Walking (Ink) Meditation, Part VIII: Prey/Grieving, Sumi ink, Watercolor, and Prints.

Eliet’s exhibition centers around a work titled Walking (Ink) Meditation, Part VIII: Prey/Grieving, which is part of a body of work that has been unfolding over more than a decade. The Meditations include scroll paintings, accordion-fold books and studies in ink and watercolor. Ink painting encourages spontaneity of expression, but is also unforgiving. Its character allows for no second thoughts or hesitations, but is also capable of revealing images, attitudes or memories buried in the subconscious. The different structures that Eliet uses, such as accordion books, offer narrative frameworks in which these unruly matters can be contained, allowing images and ideas to unfold over time.