Transformation and Habitual Ritual

The Visual Arts Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring a pair of printmaking portfolios collecting artwork from three dozen artists from across the country. Both of these portfolios have been graciously loaned to the gallery by GSU's professor of printmaking, Heather Page. This exhibit will be on display through the end of the year.

Habitual Ritual focuses on artists that follow working methodologies rooted in repetition. Kim Ambriz and Nichole Maury both curated and participated in Habitual Ritual. Other artists featured in the exhibit include: Diana Behl, Maggie Booth, Joe D'Uva, Amze Emmons, John Hitchcock, Amanda Knowles, Rose Lazar, Robert A. A. Lowe, Kristen Martincic, Nichole Maury, Jason Moore, Debora Oden, Fernando Orellana, Heather Page, Justin Quinn, Danielle Rante, Jay Ryan and Sarah Smelser.

A second print porfolio, Transformation, coordinated by Heather Page, joins together artsists with scientists to find the commonalities between them. Artists include: Kim Ambriz, Jonas Angelet, Colleen Buzzard, Lydia Diemer, Brandon Graving, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Carrie Iverson, Deborah Maris Lader, Talicia Lerfald, Rachel Melis, Amy Newell and Kristin Thielking, Heather Page, AdeleMarie Roberts, Karen Schwartz, Natalie Settles, Lenore Thomas, Amanda Yopp. Scientists include: Doctors Barry Goldstein, Hucky Land, Lynne E. Maquat, Carol A. Carter, Sarah Cohen, Sandra Franckowiak, Theresa Grana, Wes Jackson, Melvin Klegerman, Tim Machonkin, John Markley, Ronald T. Raines, Ahna R. Skop, Joshua Strable, Christopher Yopp, and the research of Alan Turing.

Jayme M. Julian - Combined Beauty

Combined Beauty, an exhibit of the photography and art of graduate student Jayme M. Julian, will be on display in the Visual Art Gallery at Governors State University from December 10 through December 17. An opening reception celebrating Julian’s work will be on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Lauren J. Shover - The Anatomy of Nature

The Anatomy of Nature, the artwork of Governors State University graduate student Lauren J. Shover, will be on exhibit at the university’s Visual Arts Gallery, from November 28 through December 6. A public reception celebrating Shover’s artistry will be on November 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Shover's work is a very personal and emotional narrative, with a surrealist style. She creates paintings based on microscopic views of cells, fruit and flower plant cycles, infused with human emotions. In combining the tranquility of a fresh still-life composition with monumental depictions of flora in a surrealistic landscape, a connection is brought about between internal thoughts and the act of taking a second look at details and surroundings. By including crisp, unspoiled plant life, scaffolding, ladders, enclosed spaces, and expansive environments, Shover reflects feelings of seclusion, self-confidence, shelter, growth and rebirth.

Bridget Scales - Moments Interpreted

A solo exhibition of work by Bridget Scales of Oak Forest will be be will on display in the Visual Arts Gallery from October 3 through October 15. An opening reception will be on Friday, October 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Scales' autobiographical body of work consists of a series of oil paintings on panel and canvas expressing pivotal moments of growth and discovery in her life. Subjects include landscapes and cityscapes of Chicago, rural Indiana, Italy, and Ireland.

New Documentary Perspectives

Governors State University presents "New Documentary Perspectives, A Look at Chicagoland in 1 Season, 8 Bridges, and Countless Heroes," an exhibition of recent documentary photography from GSU students Jack Gildroy, Marzena Slodownik and Brian Jones.

The exhibition runs from June 19 - 28 with an opening reception on Thursday June 21, from 6-9 p.m.

Rhonda Jackson - Hello Foto

The Visual Arts Gallery presents Hello Foto an exhibition of the photographic sculpture of Rhonda Jackson.

May 29 - June 8, 2007
Reception: June 5, 6-8p.m.

Aperture Escape Hatch Photo Expo

The College of Arts and Sciences presents Aperture Escape Hatch, an exposition of work by the photography and digital imaging students of Governors State University. This exibition will be on display in the f1617 Gallery from February, 12 - March 19, 2007 with a public reception on March 7, from 6-8p.m.

Exibiting artists inlcude: Georgie Alexander, Tracy Kosinski, Anthony Landini, Richard Lapidus, Gina Marchese, Jennifer Jackson, Jeremy Spence and Paul Stevenson among others.