Fragile Codes is a new media and video exhibit. Artists Jason Bernagozzi and Eric Souther will present video installations, sculptures and prints that borrow and repurpose images from popular media to create a transformative experience.
Bernagozzi and Souther explore how the advancement of media has transformed the way we interpret the world around us. Through their separate work they investigate the rapidly changing relationship between media, technology, society and the arts.
October 23, 2017 - January 6, 2018 In the Abstract
In the Abstract presents artwork by four Chicago area artists using hot wax and pigment in their own distinctive artistic language. "Encaustic", meaning to heat or burn-in, is one of the oldest painting techniques, dating back to ancient Greece and Egypt. This technique has experienced a revival with today's artists giving it a modern twist.
Shelley Gilchrist's work creates movement, pattern and works with non-traditional shapes and vibrant color. Jeffrey Hirst's artworks incorporate architectural influences with printmaking and sculpture. Monotypes by Michele Thrane are inspired by abstract expressionist mark making. Paintings by Karen Tichy have a rich translucent quality using paper lines and shapes under layers of wax. The variety of abstract forms in this exhibit share a luminosity achieved by layering the wax.