Rockford University Art Gallery

The Rockford University Art Gallery provides a varied series of art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Department of Art and Art History and is an important educational and cultural resource for the campus and community. The Gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center, the locus of the University’s Department of Art and Art History.

FALL 2016 Exhibits

Michael Reedy
Done Undone

Exhibition dates:
September 16 – October 14

Friday, September 30
Reception for the artist: 6 - 8:30pm
Artist lecture: 6:30pm

Michael Reedy examines the transience of the human condition by exploring memory, visual complexity, and ornamentation. His interest in cartooning and medical illustration has influenced his figurative work. Reedy creates a visual paradox of harmony and dissonance with his seductive figures that instills both a quiet contemplation and a nervous tension.


Letitia Quesenberry
small antidote

Exhibition dates:
October 28 - December 2, 2016

Friday, October 28
Reception for the artist: 6-8:30pm

Letitia Quesenberry uses subtlety and obscurity as tools of investigation, lenses through which she inspects themes of memory, perception, and representation. While her portfolio varies in approach and message, a unity of effect runs through her work. Quesenberry offers this thread of continuity, a cognitive emotional moment of rest and quiet, to consider the many ways that certainty is elusive and ambiguity is compelling.

Gallery hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 3-6pm
Wednesday: 12-3pm
or by appointment, call 815.226.4105