Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017, 6-9pm
April 7 – May 28, 2017
During the past 8 years of participating on social media, I have been witness to numerous spontaneous projects and investigations as they unfolded; this involved watching as artists and photographers document portions of their lives and observations in candid, ritualistic and insightful ways…. Each artist has a different reason for making these images. As artists, their eyes are focused and their sensitivity to their surroundings honed to their curiosity and what interests them most. Each project is carried out in uniquely purposeful manner, some are more disciplined or ritualistic, while others are more spontaneous and event driven. Together they take the viewer on a trip through the repetition, spontaneity, adventures, the mundane, growth, loss, shape, form and humor of their lives and observations.
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The Stick Up! Chicago with Oscar Arriola
Date: Thursday, May 25, 6 – 9 p.m.
A meet up of the Stick Up! Chicago, a sticker drawing event organized by Oscar Arriola that takes place at different art spaces around the city every few months. Artists, graffiti artists, and families are welcome to create their own sticker art, and are also invited to trade with other artists, if they choose.
Selections from Permanent Collection
January 13 - July 4, 2017
As UIMA celebrates its 45th Anniversary, the gallery’s south wall features works by and about some of the most influential figures in UIMA’s history, including Lialia Kuchma’s tapestry portrait of former UIMA curator Wasyl Kacurovsky; a self portrait by Kacurovsky himself; two paintings by one of UIMA’s founding artists, Mychajlo Urban; Gregor Kruk’s bronze sculpture of founding patron, Dr. Achilles Chreptowsky; and Lida Petruniak-Colucci’s screen print portrait of founding artist, Konstantin Milonadis.