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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

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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 2018 Exhibitions

Image: Man in a Tree, Engraving and Aquatint, 1963, 23 ¾ x 15 ¼”

Man in a Tree – David Driesbach

Exhibition Dates: February 9 – March 16, 2018*

*exhibition will be closed March 5-9 during Spring Break

Friday, February 23 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Public reception, artist will be present

David Driesbach, a highly respected artist and educator, is known internationally as an expert in the printmaking field, has been exhibiting since 1949 in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions, and is included in over 500 museum and public collections. A Man in a Tree is a survey of his work from the collections of the NIU Art Museum and a private collector.

Driesbach’s attention to minute detail draws from artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Hieronymus Bosch as well as illuminated manuscripts and iconography of Medieval Art. He uses innovative printmaking techniques to layer pattern, color, and meaning, and crowds each piece with whimsical characters, meaningful motifs, and political imagery. The exhibition includes early figure drawings, self-portraits, copper printing plates, and prints depicting humorous scenes of human figures, animals, and architectural landmarks including Rockford’s own Coronado Theater.


 

Image: American Dreamer, Pigment print on handmade cotton paper, 2017, 18 ½” x 24 ¼”    

Traces Remain – Melissa Cowper-Smith

Exhibition Dates: March 23 – April 20, 2018

Friday, March 23 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Public reception

The work of Melissa Cowper-Smith explores the contemporary fear of disaster, abandonment, and displacement. Using plants such as bamboo, hosta, yucca, and daylily collected from The Penland School for Crafts and from her ecological farm in Morrilton, Arkansas, she hand makes paper. With this paper, Cowper-Smith creates digital prints of her photographs and paintings created using imagery from small Ozark farms, abandoned buildings, and recently war-torn countries.

She depicts natural and agricultural landscapes and domestic objects and interiors as a way of expressing physical intimacy and the forgetting and passing of time. Cowper-Smith has exhibited in several New York City galleries, as well as in exhibitions throughout the country, and is currently teaching at the University of Central Arkansas.

http://www.cowpersmith.com/


BFA Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 4 – May 12, 2018*

Friday, May 4 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Public 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 12, 2017 from 12-5pm.

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.