Aug 30th 2018

Erik Geschke: Parts and Accessories

@ NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery

5500 St Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Opening Thursday, August 30th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, September 28th

“Parts and Accessories” explores issues surrounding class, dystopia, and modernity. Referencing elements of architecture, industrial design, and human physiology, the mixed-media sculptures often depict fragments of something larger or allude to what is unseen.

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Venues include the Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, N.Y., Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill., Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Pa.; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Aldrich, Conn.; Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Calif.; the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Wash., and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France. His work has been featured in publications such as Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Philadelphia Weekly, NY Arts Magazine, The Seattle Times and The Oregonian. He has received grants, fellowships, and recognition from the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Arts Commission, Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Jerome Foundation and the College Art Association.

He lives and works in Portland, Ore., where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Portland State University.

For more information about Geschke and his work visit his website.

Artist Talk: Thursday August 30, 3 p.m.

Reception to follow from 4-7 p.m. Both will take place in the Fine Arts Center Gallery and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation.

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