REALITY AND ART– A Call for Entries Exhibit in June/July

Exhibit Dates JUNE 24 – JULY 18 2020

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Reality, Realism, Representation. Art is often about searching for and expressing reality, whether literally or conceptually. In our last juried show, “Consciousness of Abstraction”,
we were interested in the movement away from imagery. This exhibition is a continuation of the conversation— from the considering of abstraction to the considering of its sibling genre, realism, reality and representation— or Reality and Art.

We are seeking works that are representational in both the traditional sense of being compelled to express what you see and reality as a conceptual sense of using the contemporary current environment as a reference. This environment of shifting and contradicting truths, denial of science, proliferation of ‘alternative facts,’ and manipulations of imagery makes understanding reality and truth an illusive undertaking. The artist’s striving to express and understand reality becomes more complicated with this shifting appropriation of what is mere perception and what is reality.

We are looking for all media of painting, sculpture, fiber, performance, video, photography as well as the use of technology, found objects, social media, experiential, sound, collage and explorations of unexpected/non-traditional materials.

A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery, Chicago. Wed, June 24 to Sat, July 18, 2020


Danielle Andress is a Chicago based artist and curator. She produces primarily non-functional weavings that investigate our relationships with consumable images and objects and the irregularities of language in art in the digital age. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in textiles and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in studio practice. Danielle is a co-founding and active member of Borderline Art Collective (San Francisco, CA). Danielle Andress is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Fiber and Materials Studies Department.

FEES: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image (lower charge for students–High school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $25 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry (Please include copy of Student ID))
If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying.