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 2017 Exhibitions

Image: Floating Map (Stroud, UK, 2000-2015); Latitude and Longitude Project; Acrylic, resin; 12x12x14in; 2016

Surface Elements
Stephen Cartwright
Exhibition Dates: September 22 – October 27, 2017

Friday, September 22
5:00-6:00pm Artist lecture in Art History Room 111
6:00 – 8:00pm Reception for the artist, Clark Arts Center

For 18 years, Stephen Cartwright has recorded his exact latitude, longitude and elevation for every hour of every day. He incorporates this data into digital and sculptural work that intersects the realms of science and art. Using this and other self-recorded data, Cartwright creates bold, minimal landscape sculptures and digital media projects that explore topography, temperature, light, and movement.


Image: Her Labor, white earthenware, nichrome wire, 11x12x5 inches, 2017

Beneath Repetition
Erin Furimsky
Exhibition Dates: November 3 – December 8, 2017

Friday, November 3
5:00-6:00pm Artist lecture in Art History Room 111
6:00 – 8:00pm Reception for the artist, Clark Arts Center

Erin Furimsky’s meticulous details reflect elements of domesticity, floral motifs, and calligraphy. The fullness of the ceramic sculptures give the illusion of buoyancy, complementing the vivid surface treatment. Fragments and layers accumulate organically across the bulbous surfaces of Furimsky’s sculptures, leaving a sense of order remaining as the embellishments are coupled with linear patterns and blocks of solid color.




Rockford University Art Gallery
Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Christina Warzecha, Gallery Director

Admission is free.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3-6pm, or by appointment.

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The gallery does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.