Sep 12th 2014

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art

@ Illinois State Museum - Chicago Gallery

100 W Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Opening Friday, September 12th, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, February 6th

After 6 pm- you can enter on the west side of the Thompson Center off LaSalle Street.

The exhibit, curated by Robert Sill, explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Works by emerging and mid-career artists from throughout the state of Illinois are featured alongside select works drawn from the Illinois State Museum Fine Art Collection. This exhibition showcases art that incorporates words, letters, or text for narrative or graphic impact. The exhibition features art by self-taught artists and works by academically trained contemporary artists working in both traditional and new media.

Protext artist include: Joanne Aono, George Blaha, Stan Bly, Mark Booth, Shayne Brantley, Jaun Angel Chavez, Dan Devening, Michael Dinges, Don Colley, Betsy Dollar, Howard Finster, Indira Freitas Johnson, Ellen Greene, Philip Hanson, Kathy Halper, Jesse Howard, Kate Ingold, Allison Lacher, Gina Litherland, Jim Lutes, Ruthann Mazrim, Mike Miller, Michael Nakoneczny, Terry Rathje, Hollis Sigler, Brian Sullivan, Kevin Veara, Thom Whalen, and Andrew Young.

EXHIBITION RUNS: Sept. 8, 2014 – Feb. 6, 2015

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