Jan 23rd 2019

Michelle Wasson: Making Rain

@ O'Connor Art Gallery

7900 Division St, Fourth Floor, River Forest, IL 60305

Opening Wednesday, January 23rd, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Friday, March 1st

River Forest – The O’Connor Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Making Rain featuring new paintings by Michelle Wasson. Through direct and urgent engagement with raw canvas, Wasson’s larger-than-life performative paintings are a meditation on loss, an engagement with art history, and an exploration of both the microscopic and cosmic. A trace of the artist’s performative process, the paintings embody a delicate balance between control and freedom, reveling in the engagement of the artist with her craft.


Michelle Wasson is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Chicago. Her work has recently been included in exhibitions at Aspect/Ratio in Chicago, Popps Packing in Detroit and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Washington University in 2001, and has served as faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently Co-directs Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago.

The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present the Dominican University academic community with timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines. Exhibitions are curated with the student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies. Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms, the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection.

For information contact: Karen Azarnia, Director at galleryinfo@dom.edu

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 – 6, Saturday, 11 – 4 https://www.dom.edu/academics/majors-programs/department-art-art-history-and-design/oconnor-art-gallery

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