USF Art Gallery Past Exhibitions

USF Art Gallery | 25 East Van Buren Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432

CHRIS HODGE
October 26 – December 1, 2017
Artist Reception: Friday, November 10, 2017

Chris Hodge, A Soul Named Lorraine

Chris Hodge works intuitively, incorporating various symbols and thoughts into his artwork. Influenced by such artists as Ivan Albright, Albrecht Durer and Hieronymus Bosch, his art tells stories in great detail, focused on the element of line. His body of work has been described as “obsessive narrative,” articulating his imagination while allowing for the work to take on a life of its own. Hodge renders his work in ink. Once a line in ink is placed, there is no turning back, and if a mistake is made, one must find a way to either cover the line or incorporate it. This allows for Hodge’s work to evolve as it’s created. “I believe the imagination to be a dream-like, fuzzy thing, and it isn’t able to be defined until it is born into some form of creation,” he said.

 

FOCUS: HAMILTON | ISACSON | SULLIVAN ISACSON | SEVENER
September 5 – October 12, 2017
Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 7 at 10 a.m.

The University of St. Francis Art Gallery welcomes INTERSECT Collective Artists, Carol Hamilton, Joe Isacson, Jeffrey Sevener and Kathleen Sullivan-Isacson. Together they present and explore the concept of “FOCUS” from the creative perspective, leading the viewer through the artistic process on an increasingly in-depth visual journey that examines a singular subject with increasing intensity. On display September 5 – October 12, 2017. The Artist Lecture featuring Kathleen Sullivan Isacson takes place Thursday, September 7, at 10 a.m.

 

JULY 17 – AUGUST 25, 2017 | BARBARA EBERHARD: ALTERNATIVE VIEW
Closing Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-8 p.m.


Eberhard is a practicing artist in the Chicagoland area, specializing in gum bichromate, an alternative photographic process. During the closing reception, drinks and refreshments were served while we mixed and mingled with the artist!

 

APRIL 28 – JUNE 22, 2017 | ART & DESIGN SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION
Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-9 p.m.


Join us for an evening of art, celebrating graduating seniors Danielle Conrad, Yifan Mao, Jose Ortiz, Joey Santillo, Amber Shibley, Ashlee Stevens, and Shannon Walker” should say, “An evening of art, celebrating graduating seniors Danielle Conrad, Yifan Mao, Jose Ortiz, Joey Santillo, Amber Shibley, Ashlee Stevens, and Shannon Walker.

 

MARCH 20 – APRIL 11, 2017 | 2017 USF ART & DESIGN AWARDS EXHIBITION

This comprehensive survey provided an overview of art, design, and photography produced by current students studying at USF. The artworks included magazine design, interactive digital projects, and studies in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

 

JANUARY 30, 2017 – MARCH 2, 2017 | THREE GRACES: DENAULT, MCWILLIAMS
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5-8 p.m.

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DECEMBER 26, 2016 – JANUARY 22, 2017 | ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
Reception & Awards: Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon-2 p.m

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The USF Gallery presented the 2016-17 University of St. Francis Art & Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spanned through the university’s gallery and the 3rd and 4th floors of the Art Department and included works of art from Illinois high school students. View the prospectus here.

Cash awards for first, second and third place and scholarship winners were announced at the public reception, Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon-2 p.m. The university also hosted a portfolio review for exhibiting students. There were cash prizes for first, second, third and honorable mention(s).

Please contact Jennifer Moore at jmoore@stfrancis.edu for additional information.

 

OCTOBER 31 – DECEMBER 2, 2016  | TYTIA HABING: ABOUT A BOY
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Tytia Habing lives and works in Watson, Illinois very near where she grew up on a working farm. Having spent most of her adult life living in the Cayman Islands, she moved back to her roots a few short years ago. She holds degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture and is a self-taught photographer. Tytia’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in Lenscratch, Black + White Magazine, The Sun, Shots Magazine and National Geographic to name but a few. Most notably, her work has been shortlisted for both the Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015 sponsored by Leica and Critical Mass 2015.

 

SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 21, 2016 | JENNIFER CRONIN: SPECTACULARLY ORDINARY
Artist Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at 11 a.m.

 

JULY 26 – AUGUST 25, 2016 | PAUL SCHRANZ: ENTROPY
Artist Lecture: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Closing Reception: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.

 

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