BILDUNGSROMAN @ THE LNC GALLERY | March 11–31
An exhibition by 1/4TH CENTURY POY BORN
OPENING RECEPTION | Monday, March 10, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Named for a German loanword describing a coming-of-age tale, Bildungsroman directly addresses the pressure exerted on young artists to professionalize from both within and outside the art world. Self-consciously “grown up” objects, as framed by the student-run Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, question relationships between the esoteric and the legible, “hobby” and “career,” and child’s play and mature authorship. At its most essential, Bildungsroman isa representation of children playing at being adults.
Caleb Charland contemporary photography, phenomena and simple physics, no manipulation,straight from camera
Growing up in rural Maine, Caleb Charland spend much of his childhood helping his father remodel their family homes. These experiences instilled an awareness of the potential for the creative use of materials, and the ability to fabricate his visions. Charland earned a BFA in photography with departmental honors from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Trustees Fellow in 2010.
Of his work he writes, ‘As I explore the domestic space, from the basement to the backyard, I find ways to exploit the mysterious qualities of everyday objects and familiar materials. Each photograph begins with a simple question, ‘How would this look? Is that possible? What would happen if…?” and develops through a sculptural process of experimentation. This work combines my scientific curiosity with a constructive approach to making pictures. I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to elaborate upon experiences of wonder. All images are created in-camera without digital manipulation.’
Work by Caleb Charland (MFA Photography 2010)
SAIC in New York Alumni Group Event
Thursday, March 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Valborg and Timothy Linn’s Studio, 54 Bleecker St., Apt. 4a
New York, NY
Join the SAIC in New York alumni group and SAIC alumni for a reception celebrating the SAIC community members participating in the Whitney Biennial, the Armory Show, and other art events throughout the city.
To attend, RSVP here.
Rhys Himsworth: Error404//: (Printmedia Visiting Artist Lecture)
Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Rhys Himsworth is the Director of Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, where he recently exhibited his latest body of work at the Katara Art Center. Working across a range of media, he mixes natural elements with the machine made to create hybrids that have a dialog between the new and the obsolete, the automated and the intuitive, and the organic and systematic. His practice as an artist is a dialogue between new media and the language and philosophy that exists within printmaking at a watershed moment in the medium’s history.
Visiting Artist Program: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, Trevor Paglen
Monday, March 3, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
Trevor Paglen’s (MFA 2002) work constructs unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. To do this, he deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality. His most recent book, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of deep-time, politics, and art.
Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 2008 Taipei Biennial; 2009 Istanbul Biennial; 2012 Liverpool Biennial, and numerous other solo and group exhibitions. Paglen has received grants and awards from the Smithsonian; Art Matters; Artadia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; LUMA Foundation; Eyebeam Art + Technology Center; and the Aperture Foundation. Presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.
DIRECTIONS @ GALLERY X | April 4–19
An exhibition by Morgan Elder and Charles Kelman
OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, April 3, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Directions explores the notion of line beyond the context of two-dimensional images. Referencing materials and forms found in domestic spaces and urban environments, sculptures by Morgan Elder (BFA 2014) and Charles Kelman (BFA 2014) evoke associations with commonplace, utilitarian objects. Lines rendered in real space become tangible ideas that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture.
I love the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with all my heart
We surprised prospective students for the Fall 2014 semester with handmade Valentine’s Moleskine notebooks.
DRIP MUSIC @ GALLERY X| February 28–March 19
An exhibition by Jihae Park and Gulsah Mursaloglu
OPENING RECEPTION|Thursday, February 27, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
In Drip Music, artists Jihae Park (MFA 2015) and Gulsah Mursaloglu (MFA 2015) combine images and objects to create a unified situation that feels both familiar and unrecognizable. Buckets drip, photographs are drawn upon, and paintings rest on the floor. Relationships between the artists’ works suggest that our categorization of objects is porous.