Apr 7th 2017

Ghost Pattern Waves

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

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

On view through Saturday, April 8th

UIC’s School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of “Ghost Pattern Waves,”the final in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts. Artists Alexander DeGraaf, Caleb Foss, and Billy James Joyce will present artist talks in the Gallery 400 lecture room at 5pm.

Artist Bios:
Alexander DeGraaf performs as both Pastel Fractal and Conch Shell. Pastel Fractal’s mission is to perform wonders with the mission statements of Chicagoans. Pastel Fractal’s previous mission was to make dance music and sculpture while exercising a personal agenda to reuse the technologically obsolete, the aesthetically dated, and the wastefully discarded. Conch Shell’s mission is to play acoustic instruments while expressing her opinions and endorsing Pastel Fractal as an unbiased performer of wonders. Conch Shell misses Pastel Fractal’s old mission statement, and she believes that Pastel Fractal remains committed to that agenda. Alexander DeGraaf’s mission is to fund, maintain, and research for Pastel Fractal in order to assure equitable performance of wonders regardless of the mission statements of Chicagoans.

Caleb Foss combines a spectrum of old and new media devices with a focus on how their mechanics reflect and impact social and political structures. Drawing from a fascination with amusement park rides and magic tricks, these projects take an imaginative approach to everyday technologies.

Billy James Joyce is artist and curator living in Chicago. Through painting his practice explores place, memory and natural world. In 2012 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 2017 he will receive his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago

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