Beyond the Selfie
Exhibition Dates: March 1- April 7, 2019
Call for Entry Deadline: February 1, 2019, 5:00pm
The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for work that reaches beyond the traditional concept of a self-portrait. With today’s obsession with “Selfies,” how are artists exploring representations of the self? We are looking for work that pushes the boundaries of expression and interpretations of the theme.
Guest Jurors:Judy Norris (image left) & Suzette Bross (image right)
Judy Norris is a Chicago based artist explores the self, identity, and relationships to family. She is inspired by personal tales, the environment, and cultures around the world. Her work embodies much from her own life, including a series and book dealing with the sense of grief from the loss of her son. Her self portraits defy the usual expectations of defining the self with a sense of humor and realism tied together.
Suzette Bross is a photographer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the New Britain Museum of American Art, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and more. With an MFA from the Institute of Design at IIT, Bross has taught at Columbia College Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Northwestern University Medical School. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States. Her series, For the Glass, was featured in solo exhibitions at the Chicago Artists Coalition and Lehman Arts Center in North Andover, MA, Geary Contemporary booth at EXPO Chicago 2016, and as the first exhibition in the Chicago Google Artist Initiative. The series pushes the boundaries of portraiture.
Exhibition Dates: April 26-June 8, 2019
Call for Entry Deadline: March 22, 2019, 5:00pm
How is light defined in reference to art? There are many variables, from contrast of light and dark, to light sources. Artists manipulate the elements of light through shades of colors, overlapping, and shaping, creating the illusion of light. Moreover, the artist’s consciousness is the vehicle for bringing light into their art and their surroundings. In the dictionary, enlighten is defined as “to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to.” The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for art that reflects the many values of LIGHT both literally and spiritually.
Guest Juror: Bert Leveille (image above)
Bert Leveille, a contemporary Chicago area artist with a Harvard, Starline studio, creates art and art installations exploring consciousness. Collaborations include Shawn Coyle who, inspired by Leveille’s imaginative large scale art and 15 foot tunnel, choreographed the dance “Tunnel”. A collaboration with Angela Swan and Cellmod on Sept 11, 2015 evolved into a moving tribute to 911. Leveille’s mediums include video, animation, LED colored changing lighting, materials and canvas, and acrylic paint. Each installation offers a unique experience for the artist and the art viewer.