Apr 7th 2010

UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition III

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Wednesday, April 7th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, April 10th

Olivia Ciummo works primarily with moving images in which she uses the poetics and the languages of cinema to define experiences.

Julio Obelleiro creates interactive video installations and site-specific projections utilizing light to initiate shifts and illusions in the viewers’ perception of space.

Nicholas Wylie is an arts administrator and artist who works in a variety of media with one instinct: that it feels conservative to posit the way forward through the past, and yet knowing that we dropped something important back there.

Allison Yasukawa questions the ways in which culture is imprinted on the body and the strange things that happen when one’s conventional context shifts.

The following five artists will be exhibiting on the 5th floor of the Art & Design Hall.

Joe Baldwin asks that the audience bring, in the form of paper to be shredded, any barrier that impeded your dreams and desires.

Heejoo Kim constructs 3D images of paramnesia (a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused), envisioning eidetic scenes populated by maternity wear and ßoating bodies.

Tesia Kosmalski offers Echo Coats, a narrative series of speaker-equipped, wearable garments. Through experience, the wearer is encouraged to celebrate and challenge the sonic traversal of public space.

Andrew Oleksiuk presents a new piece that investigates transmodernism and virtual worlds.

Arunan Rabindran creates a sensorial space that combines olfactory, visual and auditory elements and is modeled after his memory of the scent of monsoonal rain hitting fresh dry earth.

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