Opening Friday, October 25th, from 5PM - 7PM
On view through Sunday, December 15th
Opening reception for two new exhibitions!
-Eric Anthony Berdis: Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings
-Alison Ruttan: Unmaking of Places and Histories
The reception is free and open to the public.
Please contact University Galleries at 309.438.5487 or email@example.com for additional information.
Programs at University Galleries are funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
For more information on these exhibitions, see:
“Don’t let them clip your tiny little insect wings,” Eric Anthony Berdis’ solo exhibition, celebrates LGBTQ+ folks, reflects on the historical struggles of the community’s past, and encourages allyship. Comprised of elaborate sculptures, quilted fabric collages, a large-scale wallpaper installation, and two public performances, this exhibition memorializes LGBTQ+ people who persevered in the past, while acknowledging those who persist today. Derived from his own childhood fantasies, Berdis’ work explores themes of becoming; his personal, yet familiar, struggle with body acceptance; and the importance of inclusive conversations and spaces.