New Exhibition Open at Prairie State College [11/07/2017]
The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College (PSC) presents, “Intricacies,” a new exhibition featuring works by artists Carrie Ann Schumacher, Anna Louise Pardee Lindquist, Emily Hermant, and Richard Shipps. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 7 in the gallery, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. An artists’ reception is scheduled from 12 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16.
The title “Intricacies” refers to the complexity of the appearance, process and in the relationship of artist to the material used in the creation of each body of work. Hermant uses many different materials in her work, building a large whole from her time-consuming process of making marks, whether with pins, string, wood or painted paper. Lindquist makes works with elegant subtlety, using softened colors and materials that respond naturally to the intricacies of building an image with many layers. Schumacher creates paper dresses from the pages of romance novels, and then uses hole-punches to create an ongoing texture and pattern. Works by Shipps include imagery that has many layers. He snips and cuts to create shadows, voids and patterns within his paper.
“These artists share the process of making work that is a whole from many precise tiny parts,” said Gallery Director Beth Shadur, curator of the exhibition. “Each artist here responds to their specific materials to create questions that each pursue relentlessly.”
“I absolutely love this show! It is uniquely beautiful and people must see to appreciate,” said PSC President Dr. Terri L. Winfree.
The Christopher Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The college will be closed Nov. 23 through 26, for Thanksgiving break. The college and gallery will resume regular hours on Nov. 27. The gallery may also be visited by appointment. For more information, visit prairiestate.edu/artgallery or call (708) 709-7738. (Photo: Work by Carrie Ann Schumacher)