Artist Talks and Closing Reception: A Nameless Familiar

Sarabeth Dunton, <em>Pygmalion & Galatea</em>, pentel paint marker, colored pencil, matte flashe paint on paper, 38

Date: April 12, 2019
Time: Artist Talks: 5-6pm
Closing: 6-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us in celebrating the closing reception of the second of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, A Nameless Familiar. The artists present their work from 5-8pm with a reception to follow.

About the Exhibition

A Nameless Familiar features the work of Kylie Clark, Sarabeth Dunton, Isaac Gilmore, Ted Kim, javier jasso, and Nancy Sánchez Tamayo. The pieces included in this exhibition examine the myriad ways memory and nostalgia manifests within contemporary art practice and the here and now. Memory, more specifically the ways in which one remembers, whether rooted in factual experience or imagined, directly affects our perception of the present. Likewise, nostalgia, defined as a yearning for the past, performs an important role in our lives and is often tethered to the everyday. Through varied approaches aimed at challenging the entangled relationship between memory and nostalgia, the works presented in A Nameless Familiar encourage the viewer to confront their understanding of the function of memory as well as re-contextualize their comprehension of loss, death, and transformation.

Accessibility

Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or elevator (Level 1R). We will post updates about the status of the elevator on the Gallery 400 Facebook page and the Facebook Event page.

There are two All Gender restrooms located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors by asking any Gallery 400 staff member. Gallery staff can provide chairs in the gallery space upon request.

The entrance to the building is located in a turn-around where visitors may be dropped off right outside the main door. The closest UIC public parking lot is the Harrison Street Parking Structure. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services. Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555.

Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Megan at gallery400engagement@gmail.com.