Arts Center Lobby Gallery Exhibition Archive
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Paintings by Raychael Stine
Mid-August through December 2010
Raychael Stine’s relationship with her dogs is a fertile place to explore intimacy and connection at the same time as relative power dynamics. Stine’s paintings often depict her dogs and employ a highly literate painting language to explore the muddy productive area that exists between the false poles of the dominant and submissive, the powerful and powerless, the serious and humorous, the good and bad, and between abstraction and representation. This history and these structures and power dynamics are not static but re-approachable. The playful process of imaging and reimaging, selecting and naming objects, building body forms, veiling and unveiling, touching, mixing, painting and petting is a way of exploring life and death energy, control, aggression, love, affection, sentiment, vulnerability and compassion. The dog is simultaneously subject and stand-in.
Paintings by Hans Peter Sundquist
May to August 2010
Hans Peter Sundquist gravitates toward low-fi means to create works of art that explore natural phenomena such as light and time. His abstractions are typically made by layering his own imperfect patterns and colors with the calculated abstractions found in patterned or fabricated materials. Sundquist wants to create a space where the image or object fades into experience.
January to April 2010
Michelle Grabner identifies, indexes and transposes patterns in her paintings. She builds elemental compositions that are foundational to the language of abstraction. Grabner is most concerned with enacting rudimental organization, articulating notations and embracing the repetitional as profound examples of anti-narration.
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Justin Witte: Paintings
August to December 2009
Having an image slowly reveal itself in an unexpected way not only creates an exciting visual experience, but also works against the way people normally view the world around them. “In my work I am interested in creating points where unexpected material application can work to counter the expectations of the viewers, causing them to question how they ‘see,’” says the artist. “I have been specifically interested in how visual experiences can be created through the partial obfuscation or distortion of seemingly recognizable imagery.”
Olivia Schreiner: Paintings
Mid-April to July 2009
Olivia Schreiner’s practice focuses on painting as a place to experiment with mark making and to simultaneously represent her experience of landscape. The focus of the works on view in the McAninch Arts Center Lobby oscillates between the paint, its drips, washes and intense color, and the recognizable glimpses of landscape. Within this back-and-forth there is a parallel created between the experience of a landscape and that of the painting, between what is represented and how it is being represented. The process of looking is slowed down, evoking the time it took to be made, but also the time lapse between the experience and when and how it is represented.
March 12 to April 11, 2009
Mark Booth is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in an exploration of language, auditory phenomena and thought. Booth exhibited a number of language-based works in text, audio, video and drawing that explore the themes of slowness, duration and the quotidian.
Tibet: Magical Land of Spiritual Wonders
Feb. 2 to 22, 2009
This collection of 21 photographs, taken by some of the world’s finest photographers, is provided by Tibet Image Bank, London. The photos depict the social and geographical environment within which Tibetan mystical art was born and nourished. Each image is mounted in a 16” by 20” frame.
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