Art & Art History
2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition #3 Artist Talks
Gallery 400, UIC
400 S. Peoria St.
UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image and New Media Arts. Featuring the work of Rebecca Beachy, Mike Gibisser, Chris Meerdo and Joe Pankowski.
Christopher Meerdo’s work is located in the space between the absence and revealing of memory, its authenticity confirmed or denied through the use of photography, sculpture, and moving images.
Rebecca Beachy explores human processing, material intimacy and traumatic affect in the context of an ambivalent relationship with nature through sculpture and installation.
Mike Gibisser uses the poetics of the moving image while drawing on scientific and cultural phenomena to investigate the nuance and instability of time, memory, and affect.
Joe Pankowski has developed an ever-expanding daydream in countless drawings, and has brought these to life using stop-motion animation and out-dated technology to emphasize the mechanical absurdness found in his sketchbooks.