Glen Ellyn’s Cleve Carney Art Gallery presents “Selina Trepp: Do You Have Cents for Nonsense? I Have Cents for Sensitive,” a major solo exhibition of new works by the artist Oct. 10 – Nov. 19, 2016. The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and also an artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1 – 3 p.m. There will be an artist talk in the Gallery on October 26 at 11 a.m. and a performance by Spectralina on November 19 at 7 p.m. Receptions and gallery admission are free and open to the public.
This solo exhibition will showcase a range of new multimedia work including photographs, drawings and stop motion animation. For the past four years the Chicago-based Swiss artist Selina Trepp has created her photographs using only the material on hand in her Garfield Park studio. Painting and re-painting the same canvases and building and destroying objects using the same materials, Trepp creates elaborate installations that she photographs before once again recycling her materials. The resulting images are innovative portraits that highlight issues surrounding material waste and the productivity of scarcity. The commitment to this approach is both political, referencing a long-held stance on ecology and overconsumption, and philosophical, a consideration of the economy of gesture and the power of creativity itself.