Fall Term Exhibitions
September 29 to November 19, 2017
Mirth & Melancholy: The Circus in Modern Art
Artists frequently portrayed clowns, harlequins, and acrobats in their work to protest traditional artistic values and to symbolize their loneliness within the modern world. With the rapid industrialization of the West in the late 19th century, theatres, cafes, cabarets, and circuses became popular places of leisure among all social classes. However, the circus also revealed the darker side of the modern age.
The prints and paintings featured in this exhibition show artists’ fascination with the circus. While some express the entertaining and lighter side of the circus, others depict a more melancholy scene. Often, these two sides are represented in tandem, reflecting the artists’ own contradictory feelings about the rapidly changing world around them.
Curated by Kali Steinberg '17
Our Trans Family
An exhibit of over 20 photographs of transgender people and their families. This project is a partnership with Cream City Foundation, the major financial supporter for the project. Additional support has been provided by Diverse and Resilient and the Mary Nohl Foundation which identified the photographers as "Artists in Residence." More on Our Trans Family and other works produced by "For Good" Photography is here.
Patrick Earl Hammie, Aureole
An Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Patrick’s work in painting and drawing focuses on portraits and the figure. He has recently shown his work at the Kruger Gallery, the Greymatter Gallery, and Aureus Contemporary in NYC.