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Canon Color Laser Copier

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Saturday, July 08, 1989–Saturday, August 19, 1989

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Seventy-five students and faculty of the School of Art and Design at UIC collaborated in exploring the creative possibilities of a Canon Color Laser Copier, which was on loan to the school. The result was a portfolio of twenty artworks, published under the name of Color, a limited edition piece designed by design professor John Massey and printed by Rider Dickerson together with the Canon Color Laser Copier exhibition at Gallery 400. The project allowed the faculty and students to integrate their experiences in a variety of media (including photography, computer graphics, printmaking and painting) using the remarkable capacity of the Canon Color Laser Copier to layer, enhance, and transfer images in color. The machine helped the participating artists to transform their images into three-dimensional forms, to expand and distort them, to enhance and reduce them, and to shift their scale. As Lesley Schiff, an artist for whom the Canon Color Laser Copier plays a major role in her work, put it, the technology “keeps you in your culture. It ’s like America: electronic, direct, visual, spontaneous.”


Flyer: Canon Color Laser Copier


“Technology, Art Merge in ‘Color'”

“A Lighter Look at Modern Art” Lesley Schiff, inside CHICAGO, July 1989, p. 11.


Canon Color Laser Copier is supported by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Design’s College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning.

This exhibition is also made possible with the collaboration of the Circle Campus Department of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning.


Gwen Arkin

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 32 1/4 x 48 3/4 in.

Tammy Clough

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 21 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.

Nancy DeSalvo

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 32 x 21 1/4 in.

Wayne Draznin

Self Portrait, 1989
Mixed media on mirror, 19 x 14 in.

Marilyn Engwall

Legs, 1989
Mixed media, 30 x 47 3/4 in.

Michael Ensdorf and Kathy Pilat

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 17 x 11 in.

Joseph Jachna

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 41 3/4 x 30 3/4 in. and 41 3/4 x 11 in.

Linda King

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 32 1/2 x 49 1/2 in.

Leo Kwan

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 21 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.

Kurt MacKenzie

Collections, 1989
Mixed media, 49 1/4 x 32 1/2 in.

Dawn Mercedes

Grandmother, 1989
Mixed media, 38 1/2 x 28 in.

Gary Minnix

Here’s Help, 1989
Color photographic multiple print copied on CLC, 11 x 14 in.

Trang Nguyen

Untitled, 1989
Projection of 35mm, black and white negative, 21 1/2 x 32 1/4 in.

Esther Parada

On the Hazards of Monoculture, 1989
Mixed media, 32 1/2 x 48 3/4 in.

Chris Sapyta

Couch Potato/Bible Thumper, 1989
3D materials copied, collaged, and rereproduced on CLC (multi-page collage).

Linda Seffensen

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 21 1/2 x 48 3/4 in.

Susan Sensemann

Structure and Coincidence III, 1989
Mixed media.

Annie West

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media.

Elizabteh Wiatr

Untitled, 1989
Mixed media, 31 3/4 x 48 3/4 in.