Firelei Báez, Vessel of Genealogies (detail), 2016, Acrylic, graphite and ink on paper | Image Courtesy of the Artist & Gallery Wendi Norris
Vessels of Genealogies presents works by Firelei Báez—an artist known for depicting individuals who move across regional, national, and racial boundaries and are influenced by a wide range of imagery from various cultures. Báez’s intricate large-scale works are evidence of her labor-intensive processes. Her work evokes both the beauty and political implications of decorative elements and body ornaments such as hairstyles, fashion, textiles, and tattoos. She employs these signifiers as a means to celebrate cultural prowess and as a way to assign previously disenfranchised individuals, political agency and authority. Encouraging new ways of being in the present and the future, Vessels of Genealogiespresents radical, fluid figures that offer alternative realities to those whose cultural identities have remained traditionally absent from dominant culture. Vessels of Genealogies is co-curated by Perez Art Museum Miami Assistant Curator María Elena Ortiz, curator of Báez’s nationwide traveling exhibition, Bloodlines.
Chul Hyun Ahn, Portal (detail), 2013, Plywood, acrylic, changing LED lights and mirrors | Image Courtesy of the Artist and C. Grimaldis Gallery
In collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Tarble Arts Center will present an exhibition of work by Baltimore-based artist Chul Hyun Ahn called Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn. Ahn uses light, color and illusion to create sculptures that serve as explorations of infinite space. His curiosity about the boundaries between the conscious and unconscious inspire him to build contemplative environments that defy spatial planes. Ahn’s sculptures urge viewers to ponder the limitlessness of the human capacity for metaphysical growth.
Chul Hyun Ahn was born in Busan, South Korea, Ahn moved to the U.S. in 1997 to study at Eastern Michigan University before receiving a Master of Fine Arts from the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2002. Since 2003 Chul Hyun Ahn has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections such as the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, the Hearst Foundation Collection in New York, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami, Florida, the McDonald’s Corporation in Washington, DC and the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, California. Ahn is represented by C. Grimaldis Gallery.
As part of this year’s Artist in Education Residency, the Tarble Arts Center is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Eli Craven called P.S.. Craven’s work explores the role of images and objects within the development of identity, memory, and desire. The acts of looking and collecting are central to his process. Each project begins with a search for redeemable sources at estate sales, thrift stores, and other second hand markets. Through various methods of manipulation, the materials brim with new possibilities—engaging viewers’ senses with the familiar, the bizarre, the mundane or the erotic . Using photography, sculpture, and collage, the reclaimed materials become installations and assemblages intended to provide new narratives.
Eli Craven is an artist born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He currently lives and works in Champaign, Illinois, where he teaches photography at the University of Illinois. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, most recently at the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, BC and in the book Unlocked published by Atopos CVC in Athens, Greece.
Ranu Mukherjee, Home and the World (still), 2015, Single-channel animation (Hybrid Film) | Image Courtesy of the Artist & Gallery Wendi Norris
The second presentation of Blackbox will be an exhibition entitled Phantasmagoria, an immersive video experience of “hybrid films” by Ranu Mukherjee. Mukherjee’s works layer animation, drawing, found imagery, painting and still photography to produce vibrantly hued, moving collages. This Blackbox presentation corresponds to this year’s exhibition them of nature as the artist’s work frequently juxtaposes landscape as both a stage and an activated form.
Ranu Mukherjee is a San Francisco-based artist, who has shown nationally and internationally. She holds an MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London and a BFA in painting and film from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. She taught for many years at Goldsmiths College, London. Mukherjee is currently an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts, where she teaches studio art and social practice. Mukherjee is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris, has nine-year-old triplets and almost fully grown tentacles.
February 9, 2017, 11am, Atrium
January 19, 2017, 5:30pm, Atrium
January 12, 2017, 5:30 pm, Atrium
December 15, 2016, 5pm, Atrium
November 17, 2016, 5:30pm, Atrium
October 27, 2016, 7-10pm
Atrium and Main Galleries
The Tarble will be open late for students to hang out and make new friends, explore exhibitions and create fun art. Light refreshments will be served. Drop in and enjoy the Tarble After Hours!
FREE and Open to all EIU Students.
October 18, 2016, 5:30pm, Atrium
October 17, 2016, 4:30pm, Booth Library, West Reading Room
October 12, 2016, 12pm, Booth Library Quad
October 11, 2016, 5:30pm, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall
October 10, 2016, 5pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall
Dr. Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Liberal Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will present the inaugural lecture in the newly established Camille Compo Memorial Women’s Studies Endowed Speaker Series in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall with a reception immediately following in the Tarble Art Center’s Main Galleries.
FREE and Open to the Public.
October 8, 2016, 7:30am-9:30pm
Join us as we travel to Southern Illinois' Wine Country for a day of artisanal workshops, regional cultural attractions and a sweet and savory wine tasting!
FEE: $60.00 for Tarble Members, $75.00 for Non-members
Registration Deadline: September 26
October 7-8, 13-15, 2016, 7:30pm
October 9, 2016, 2pm
To some people, bingo is almost a religious experience. So what could be better for Babe and Sis than playing bingo every Tuesday at the local Catholic church where the numbers are called by the parish priest? Sisters provide running commentary about themselves, other people playing bingo, and life. Hilarity ensues. The audience has an opportunity to play a game of bingo, with a prize awarded at the end.
Directed by Jeanne Michels & Phyllis Murphy.
Tickets are available through the Charleston Community Theatre. For more information or to order tickets call: 1-877-842-FANS (3267).
October 6, 2016, 5pm, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall
October 4, 2016, 6-8pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall
The 1960s were a tumultuous time where the civil rights debate and the Vietnam War divide took over the nation. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense emerged during this time of revolution. The film details the group’s meteoric rise and ultimate fall. Recommended for teens, young adults and up.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is shown in companion with the exhibition A Dark Matter…Directed by Stanley Nelson. Runs 120 minutes.
FREE and Open to the Public.
September 28, 2016, 5:30pm, Atrium
September 9, 2016, 11am, Main Galleries
September 7, 2016, 5:30pm, Atrium
August 25, 2016, 5:30pm, Atrium
Reception to follow