Brainard & eGallery
January 26-May 19
Sue de Beer, The White Wolf (still), 2018 Two-channel HD video © Sue de BeerImage Courtesy of the Artist & Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen
Sue de Beer is well known for her film and immersive sculptural environments, which both hold and transport viewers within and outside the frame of the artist’s lens. In Come Wind, Come Weather, de Beer has allowed the Tarble to present two of her films in concert: The Blue Lenses (2015) and The White Wolf (2018) to create a visually saturated viewing experience that harnesses the nostalgic character of place and the human desire—or even the basic instinct—to connect. This installation will take viewers on an exploration of the real and unreal, often blurring the curious boundary between specimen or the observer. De Beer’s environments become extensions of the film, as she asks viewers to not only see, but also be a part of the unfolding mysteries she creates within both works. Set in Abu Dhabi, The Blue Lenses is a two-channel film that follows a two-bit hustler and explores a young Arabic woman’s observations of his actions. Drawn from Daphne du Maurier’s short story, similarly entitled, de Beer’s The Blue Lenses presents the Middle East as a protagonist. Where based off the evidence presented by the artist, the viewers must decide what to believe or not. In de Beer's The White Wolf the artist reframes the classic tale of the werewolf as a way to present both themes of physical and psychological transformation. Juxtaposed together. both works are explorations of individual and collective memory, fact and fiction, truth, and subversion. As the spring’s signature exhibition, several programs will explore the themes presented in Come Wind, Come Weather.
February 9-March 3
Alicia Post, Transient, Oil on canvas | Image Courtesy of the Artist
Open to EIU undergraduates that have taken courses in the past year in the Art and Design Department, this competitive exhibition features a diverse array of media: painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, digital art, computer animation, metals, and ceramics. Each year, a panel of area-college and university Art faculty and art professionals selects the participants. This program is co-organized by the EIU Art and Design Department and the Tarble Arts Center. This year’s jurors are: Thad Duhigg, MFA, Professor and Sculpture Area Head Department of Art and Design (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) and Rosalyn D Schwartz, Professor Emeritus in Painting, School of Art and Design (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
March 23-April 7
Kaylee Fuentes, Character, pen and ink, Okaw Valley High School, Grade 10, Bethany, IL Instructor: Jeni Yantis
Presented by area school students grades kindergarten through the 12th grade and selected by the schools’ art teachers, this annual art exhibition showcases some of the best creations produced in area art programs. Representing approximately 45 area schools programs taught by certified art specialists, this beloved exhibition is a must see during the spring at EIU. The exhibition and reception program are sponsored in part by Consolidated Communications and are presented in cooperation with the participating schools’ art teachers.
April 23-May 19
Jade Phillips, Lick, Oil on Board, 2018 | Image Courtesy of the Artist
The Tarble Arts Center and the EIU Art and Design Department proudly present the annual thesis exhibition of work by the current MA candidates in Eastern University’s Studio Art program. Every year a wide range of styles, media, and art-making approaches are on view. This program is co-presented by the EIU Art and Design Department and the Tarble Arts Center.