Art Gallery

Art Gallery

08/05/2016 3:29 pm

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

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Rockford University Art Gallery
Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815.226.4105
Christina Warzecha, Gallery Director
CWarzecha@Rockford.edu

Admission is free.

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

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The gallery does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.

Art Gallery

07/26/2016 10:44 pm

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.

Spring 2017 Exhibits

Compact(ed)
Kristina Paabus & Max Seinfeld
Exhibition Dates: January 27 – March 3, 2017

Friday, January 27

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Reception for the artists
5:00-6:00pm Artist lectures in CAC 111

In the works of Paabus and Seinfeld, moments of intimacy emerge amongst layers of tension. Both artists create balance using abstract, formal elements and explore architecture and language. The interplay of color, line, space, and texture in Max Seinfeld’s minute sculptures represents the action and emotion found in both relationships and the environment. Kristina Paabus’ drawings and prints use dramatic spaces and gestural lines to create complex environments that examine structural systems of logic. Seinfeld’s accents of color that highlight shapes and movement complement Paabus’ concentrated negative space and layering of patterns. Both artists explore spatial relationships with engaging details that instill a desire to investigate the constructs of society.

LESS GLOOM
Sara Willadsen
Exhibition Dates: March 20 – April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Reception for the artist

The work of Sara Willadsen is an investigation of formal art elements and the artistic process. She combines traditional art media, such as paint, ink, graphite, and colored pencil, with found materials, and creates layers of depth both physically and aesthetically. Willadsen often appropriates her own work by employing past patterns and marks to create new structures and environments. While Willadsen’s found objects balance the mark of the hand, she occasionally utilizes digital fabrication technology to manipulate paper and add rigidity and organization to her otherwise surreal abstractions.

Disparate Conditions, BFA Show
Exhibition Dates: April 28 – May 13, 2017*

Friday, April 28

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Reception for the artists

An exhibition featuring the work of graduating Rockford University art majors as a culmination of their development of an artistic voice and direction.

*The Gallery will be open following Commencement on May 13, 2017 from 3-6pm.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Rockford University Art Gallery
Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815.226.4105
Christina Warzecha, Gallery Director
CWarzecha@Rockford.edu

Admission is free.

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

Visit us on Facebook!

The gallery does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.