Opening Saturday, April 3rd, from 4PM - 5PM
On view through Saturday, April 24th
Humans searching for meaning in times of crisis often ask, “what matters NOW?” That question is especially significant for emerging artists as they consider their role in society and their contribution to contemporary art. The nine MFA students graduating from Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design have persevered during a global pandemic in pursuit of their creative searches. The work featured in Era of Preparation and Desire answers, in different ways, the question of what matters now. Addressing issues ranging from identity and perception to social engagement, the artists highlighted in this group exhibition vary in discipline. Included are drawings by Andrew Elsten and Christina Kang; fibre works by 5355AH DelaRue; paintings by Larissa Barnat, Angie Redmond, and Aimee Valentine; a photograph by Amy Fleming; and sculptures by Nate Gilchrist and Gretchen Schreiber.
Virtual Opening Reception, Saturday, April 3, 4:00-5:00pm
Exhibition dates: Apr 2 – 24, 2021
Gallery hours: Fri 3-7pm – Sat & Sun 12-4 pm