2x2 Closing Reception

Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center

The Junior Painting majors of University of Illinois put together a unique series of works in the fall of 2015. The class read a chapter from Kurt Vonnergut’s Welcome to the Monkey House; this short story-like chapter discussed ideas of the spiritual world, fear of the unknown and also questioned the need for the physical human body. After discussing the chapter in depth, the class created the first round of paintings where they explored these themes on canvas. After the initial painting, the journey took a new turn. The students were instructed to swap paintings and create an entirely new painting in response to their peers work. After the second work, the paintings were swapped back to the original artist and a third response was painted. This method created a broad range of styles, subject matter, and concepts that offer a visual journey for the viewer.

Featuring work by artists Damaris Dunham, Katie Gamble, Blake Gilmore, Josh Johnson, Kylie LaSalle, Marie Maciejko, Nora Mokate, Kayla Stanko, and Chloe Torri.

Closing Reception: Saturday February 27th 6-8pm

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