The art gallery at Southeastern Illinois College is currently hosting the show Isolated Testimonies displaying the work of five nationally recognized artists who are working at locations all over the country.
The artists include Gloria Adams (New York City), Robert Sparrow Jones (Athens, GA), Courtney Jordan and Jarrett Min Davis (both of Chelsea, MA), and Brent Webb (Harrisburg, IL).
The show includes 15 works, ranging from drawings to paintings to silkscreen prints. Wide ranging approaches, influences and subject matter are all on display, but one unifying thread weaves its way through each piece: the artists’ unflinching exploration of a self-populated world.
Webb said the show provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to see such a diverse range of artwork in one exhibition.
“This represents our continued effort to display local, regional and nationally recognized artists.” Webb noted. (Full curators statement below)
Isolated Testimonies will be on display through March 14, and the gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:30.
Full curators statement:
The artists selected for this show all present us with a tiny snippet of their personal realities. Regardless of the artists' choice of imagery or the method used in creation, one unifying thread weaves its way through each piece of art: the artists' unflinching exploration of a self populated world.
Wide ranging approaches, influences and subject matter are all on display. Yet, each artist lays before us an individual world of systems, symbols, constructions, deconstructions, ambiguities and specifics. These codes assume the guises of organic and inorganic forms, from birds to bridges; each work offers us a delicate invitation to a series of isolated testimonials.
Gloria Adams: New York, New York
Jarrett Min Davis: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Robert Sparrow Jones: Athens, Georgia
Courtney Jordan: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Brent Webb: Harrisburg, Illinois