SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present two exhibitions in galleries on the college’s Main Campus in South Holland.
The first exhibit, entitled Rinnio Della Vita, will be on display in the Dorothea Thiel
Gallery through Thursday, September 12th. There will also be an Artist Reception for
artists Anne Farley Gaines and Geoffrey Novelli on September 12th
from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. According to
artists Gaines and Novelli, the subject of
“renewal” in this exhibit, or “rinnio della vita” in Italian, is expressed in
multiple ways. Spiritual renewal is
evidenced by Gaines in “The Form of the Fourth,” a very recent watercolor
triptych. Another type of renewal is the
re-use of materials, such as the yellow enamel pans that Novelli has used for
the eyes of “Bumblebee” and the metal strips for wings. The two artists also
are showing off a few pieces of older works in the exhibit, thus infusing them
with renewed life and exposure to a new audience. Renewal is a very positive concept, and
Gaines and Novelli feel that the world needs as much positive energy brought
into it as possible.
The second exhibit is
from Chicago-based artist Barbara Hashimoto. Her solo exhibition FĪNĀLIS Coming will be in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery through September 18th with the artist
reception to be held at 12:30 p.m. on September 11th. FĪNĀLIS Coming features multiple works
that signify a shift towards the culmination of Hashimoto’s monumental
environmental art project, The Junk Mail Experiment. This exhibition explores
the creative practice involved in building a multi-year project and relates how
an artist’s ideas can be realized through research, process, and the
exploration of materials. FĪNĀLIS Coming includes
new work in installation, sculpture, and photography. Though the role of materiality is
significant, Hashimoto’s work is researched-based and conceptually driven. Working in a broad array of media, she is
particularly known for both her ceramic- and paper-based work of intimate scale
as well as her expansive environmental art projects embracing activism and
The public is welcome to visit art exhibitions and receptions at no charge. The Thiel Gallery is on the fourth floor in the Art & Design hallway and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and closed on weekends and holidays. The galleries are supported in part by the SSC Foundation.
SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. Call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2445 or ext. 2300 for more information.