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Reception and Artist Talks: Hyphen Makings

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Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.

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The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Hyphen Makings, the first in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts. Artists Kate Calleri, Jessica Pierotti, Bailey Romaine, and Aaron Walker will present artist talks in the Gallery 400 lecture room at 5pm.

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-Clark Coolidge. “arranges.” Space, 1970.

The hyphen both joins and separates; it marks a new form. Whether sculptural, metaphysical, or social, we can build new forms from—extract from—our everyday surroundings: light, dirt, machinery, building materials, clothing, food, and the list goes on. The beauty of the unspectacular is right in front of us; the unmonumental objects of the everyday communicate their aesthetic possibilities without words. Encountering the spaces between the concrete and knowable, we play, we joke, we improvise, sometimes yielding meaningful results. These poetic approximations of that which is definitive help us attain new understandings and new possibilities. An exhibition-as-dérive proposes an aesthetic encounter with hyphen-making practices conjoined, and wondrously detached, from things we’ve seen before.