DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago

76 Cents
Mar. 03, 2004 - Mar. 31, 2004

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Besides Myself: Pougialis Scholarship Exhibition

Besides Myself: Pougialis Scholarship Exhibition
Aug. 27, 2004 - Sep. 08, 2004

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Bonafide: genuine/authentic vision

Bonafide: genuine/authentic vision
Sep. 20, 2004 - Nov. 04, 2004

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2004 Florence Exhibit

2004 Florence Exhibit
Nov. 11, 2004 - Dec. 08, 2004

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The Endless War: Paintings by Susanna Tschurtz

The Endless War: Paintings by Susanna Tschurtz
Feb. 14, 2005 - Apr. 01, 2005

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What is Green?

What is Green?
Apr. 11, 2005 - May. 11, 2005

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Dune Archetypes: The Work of Suzanne Cohan-Lange

Dune Archetypes: The Work of Suzanne Cohan-Lange
Jun. 24, 2005 - Aug. 19, 2005

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Visualogue

Visualogue
Dec. 08, 2005 - Jan. 27, 2006

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Inspiring Vision: Artist Who Teach

Inspiring Vision: Artist Who Teach
Feb. 06, 2006 - Mar. 03, 2006

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Shojo Manga! Girl Power!

Shojo Manga! Girl Power!
Mar. 13, 2006 - Apr. 26, 2006

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Rice, Chopsticks and the Melting Pot: Asian American Restaurants in Chicago

Rice, Chopsticks and the Melting Pot: Asian American Restaurants in Chicago
Jun. 19, 2006 - Aug. 04, 2006

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Bodymaps

Bodymaps
Sep. 05, 2006 - Oct. 13, 2006

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Ethnic Dress: Art & Culture

Ethnic Dress: Art & Culture
Jan. 15, 2007 - Feb. 23, 2007

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Organicism: Nature Functioning Nontraditionally

Organicism: Nature Functioning Nontraditionally
Mar. 05, 2007 - Apr. 20, 2007

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The Space Between: Photographs by 2006 Kodak Scholarship Recipient Terttu Uibopuu

The Space Between: Photographs by 2006 Kodak Scholarship Recipient Terttu Uibopuu
Jun. 28, 2007 - Jul. 27, 2007

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Everyday Runway: Asian Street Fashion and Beyond

Everyday Runway: Asian Street Fashion and Beyond
Mar. 10, 2008 - Apr. 25, 2008

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New Prints: Autum 2007

New Prints: Autum 2007
Jan. 16, 2008 - Feb. 22, 2008

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Hybridity: Best of Manifest

Hybridity: Best of Manifest
Sep. 02, 2008 - Sep. 19, 2008

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Beat Cafe

Beat Cafe
Oct. 06, 2008 - Nov. 14, 2008

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If Artist Ran the Media

If Artist Ran the Media
Dec. 03, 2008 - Feb. 20, 2009
Callie Humphrey

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Southern Graphics Council Exhibition

Southern Graphics Council Exhibition
Mar. 09, 2009 - Apr. 24, 2009

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Educational Studies Exhibition

Educational Studies Exhibition
May. 11, 2009 - Jun. 12, 2009

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Layer Cake

Layer Cake
Sep. 08, 2009 - Oct. 28, 2009

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Frame: a Selection from the Permanent Collection

Frame: a Selection from the Permanent Collection
Jun. 01, 2010 - Aug. 01, 2010

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Access Excess

Access Excess
Mar. 01, 2010 - Apr. 23, 2010
Ayisha Jaffer

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At Close Distance

At Close Distance
Nov. 11, 2009 - Feb. 12, 2010

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Word Type Image

Word Type Image
Jan. 24, 2011 - Mar. 11, 2011

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18th Annual Hokin Honors

18th Annual Hokin Honors
Mar. 28, 2011 - Apr. 29, 2011

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This Is Paul Halupka

This Is Paul Halupka
Jul. 05, 2011 - Aug. 05, 2011

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Dwelling

Dwelling
Sep. 06, 2011 - Oct. 19, 2011

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19th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

19th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition
Nov. 10, 2011 - Dec. 16, 2011

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Chicago Curates Columbia: Dan Devening + Fine Art

Chicago Curates Columbia: Dan Devening + Fine Art
Jan. 17, 2012 - Feb. 29, 2012
Dan Devening

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Reveal: Secrecy And The Public Sphere

Reveal: Secrecy And The Public Sphere
Mar. 15, 2012 - Apr. 20, 2012
David Krause and Petra Probstner

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Subimago, 2012 BFA Fine Art Thesis Exhibition

Subimago, 2012 BFA Fine Art Thesis Exhibition
May. 04, 2012 - Jun. 02, 2012

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Launch

Launch
Jun. 18, 2012 - Aug. 01, 2012

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Alumni: Then & Now

Alumni: Then & Now
Sep. 04, 2012 - Oct. 19, 2012
Maggie Appel

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20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition
Nov. 01, 2012 - Jan. 11, 2013

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Tricksters: Jefferson Godard Curates Columbia

Tricksters: Jefferson Godard Curates Columbia
Jan. 28, 2013 - Mar. 15, 2013

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Re/Image/In-Circles

Re/Image/In-Circles
Apr. 04, 2013 - May. 03, 2013
Dance & IAM

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BFA Fine Art Exhibition 2013

BFA Fine Art Exhibition 2013
May. 17, 2013 - Jun. 15, 2013

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Scale Up

Scale Up
Jun. 23, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014

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Hollis Sigler Award Show

Hollis Sigler Award Show
May. 23, 2014 - Jun. 13, 2014

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ART + DESIGN MANIFEST EXHIBITION

ART + DESIGN MANIFEST EXHIBITION
May. 16, 2014 - May. 17, 2014

ART + DESIGN MANIFEST EXHIBITION: May 16-17, 2014 Showing together throughout multiple venues/locations, graduating seniors of the Art+Design Department showcase work representative of their accomplishments. Work exhibited represents the following programs: Advertising Art Direction, Art History, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture, and Product Design. Viewed concurrently at C33 Gallery (33 E. Congress Parkway), The A+D Gallery (619 S. Wabash Avenue),  Rm 203, The Hokin Gallery (623 S. Wabash) and lobby of 623 S. Wabash.  
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We Become Each Other’s Unmakers

We Become Each Other’s Unmakers
Mar. 19, 2014 - May. 02, 2014

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness
Sep. 03, 2013 - Nov. 01, 2013

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Student Exhibition Organization

Student Exhibition Organization
Jan. 09, 2014 - Mar. 19, 2014

The New C33 The C33 Gallery is changing.  DEPS is in the process of transitioning the gallery into a completely student run space.  Half meeting place and half "apartment gallery" the new C33 gallery will be a hub for experimentation and collaboration for the students of Columbia College Chicago. As part of the transition DEPS is using the the first few months of 2014 as a testing period in order to identify the unique issues and needs this new format requires.  During this period students are welcome to submit informal proposals to show their work in the gallery space for one to two week shows.  Interested students can send a brief description of how they want to use the space along with 5 images of the work to be shown to Justin Witte at jwitte@colum.edu. As we move forward the daily operations and programming of the C33 gallery will be taken over by the new Innovation and Exhibition Association.  The IEA is an exciting new Student Organization dedicated to creating unique exhibition and collaboration opportunities to all of the students at Columbia College Chicago.  If you are interested in learning more about the IEA please email them here: innovationandexhibitionassociation@loop.colum.edu Now on View: Less Than a Foot Less Than a Foot  features work by senior BFA students that is unified by its small dimensions.  All work in Less Than a Foot is in fact less than a foot in any direction.  Artists Include: Maria Amado-Garcia, Sarah Colbert, Kiana Englehaupt, Lauren Lacoponi, Ashley Kersey, Katherine Klein, Joshua Kuffel, Alexandra Maistros, Monica Pizano, Marija Ratkeviciute, Maxwell Schif, Trevor Schmutz, Donna Skonning, Melody Snyder, Jeremy Steffan, Cristabel Tapia and Diana Zabielaite
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Varieties of Disturbance

Varieties of Disturbance
Sep. 02, 2014 - Oct. 24, 2014

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Fall Exhibitions, 2014

Fall Exhibitions, 2014
Oct. 30, 2014 - Feb. 13, 2015

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Spring Student Exhibitions

Spring Student Exhibitions
Feb. 14, 2015 - Apr. 17, 2015

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BFA Fine Art Exhibition 2015

BFA Fine Art Exhibition 2015
Apr. 23, 2015 - May. 06, 2015

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Art + Design Manifest Exhibition 2015

Art + Design Manifest Exhibition 2015
May. 15, 2015 - May. 16, 2015

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Parallel Planet

Parallel Planet
Apr. 27, 2016 - May. 03, 2016
Hongjun Ye

April 27-May 3, 2016Opening reception April 27, 4-6pm Parallel Planet: Hip-hop Dance in China presents the first American survey of the field of Chinese hip-hop dance, showcasing works by dancers, designers, photographers, and visual artists who share a connection to hip-hop and a fascination with this culture’s unbridled expression of the self. Parallel Planet explores both underground and mainstream aspects of Chinese hip-hop dance. Works in the exhibition present Chinese hip-hop practitioners as devout followers of a foreign art form, meanwhile creatively developing it to reflect local contexts and to communicate across vastly disparate cultures. Through lenses of artists and pioneers from different areas in the hip-hop field, this show allows audiences to explore the redefined meaning of the hip-hop movement in China, and also brings up issues connecting the Chinese hip-hop dance industry to profound economic and social impacts. Parallel Planet is a collaborative project led by graduate students from Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It is an experimental curatorial format that builds interdisciplinary connections through hip-hop dance within the exhibition space. The structure dynamically mixes “high” and “low” art, as well as culture in order to provide a complicated, broad view of the scene’s multivalent outlets, inspirations, and influences. By presenting a parallel world of Chinese hip-hop dance in the American context of Chicago, Parallel Planet aims at drawing connections, simulations, and divergences between eastern and western hip-hop cultures, providing a platform for questions surrounding hip-hop’s potential for cross-cultural communication in the era of global multiculturalism. Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643
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Rezvan Rasouli, Form Without Form

Rezvan Rasouli, Form Without Form
Feb. 26, 2016 - Mar. 10, 2016

February 26 - March 10, 2016Opening Reception: March 2, 4-6pm Form Without Form is an exhibition created by Rezvan Rasouli, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Media and Arts Program at Columbia College. Rezvan uses fire to combine the contrasting emotions of fear and comfort, safety and danger, respect and distrust. A large roll of burnt paper travels through the gallery space. A projected video of fire connects shiny reflective surfaces and hundreds of small drawings, all made through the process of burning.Fire possesses the qualities of life and death. The forces of light and heat create life, but can also burn, which involves damaging and transforming a material. The same change can occur in our thoughts and memories. They can either be burned into our minds, or a new thought and person can emerge. The atmosphere of Form Without Form is meant to reflect and contrast the city’s landscape. Everything in a city is engineered and planned, but these burnt and fragile pieces of paper cannot be designed. Form Without Form uses fire to illuminate the temporary scenes of life, and the disappearance of our surroundings, which we believe to be perma-nent. Rezvan Rasouli grew up in Tehran, Iran. In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Art in Tehran. While in Iran she worked extensively with the Drawing House, an art center located in the city of Tehran. In 2015, she graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree at Columbia College Chicago. For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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Colación, Liliana Alfaro

Colación, Liliana Alfaro
Mar. 16, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2016

March 16 - 31, 2016 Reception: March 17, 4-6pm Colación is an exhibition created by Liliana Alfaro, an undergraduate student in the Photography program at Columbia College Chicago. Salvadoran culture, sisterhood, family history, and matriarchy are present in Colación. A colación is a flower that grew on the bushes outside of Alfaro’s grandmother’s house in El Salvador. Growing up, Alfaro lived in a multigenerational home with her mother, aunt, and grandmother making up the matriarchs of their household. In 1980, they immigrated to the United States, along with the rest of her maternal family, in order to escape the civil war in El Salvador. In this photographic series, Alfaro explores how identity is shaped through culture and family relationships over time. She explores the relationships between the women in her family as well as concepts of femininity and matriarchy. In contemporary photography, representation of Central American identity is lacking. Through this exhibition, Alfaro provides a unique look into this culture. Liliana Alfaro was born and raised in Chicago. In 2017, she will earn her BA in Photography with a Fine Art concentration from Columbia College Chicago. She works as an intern at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. In addition, she’s an assistant teaching artist at Marwen, a non-profit arts organization that educates and inspires underserved young people through the visual arts.   Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643  
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Demi Kay Schlehofer, Nature Morte De La Femme

Demi Kay Schlehofer, Nature Morte De La Femme
Apr. 07, 2016 - Apr. 22, 2016

April 7 – April 22, 2016Opening Reception: April 7, 4:00-7:30pm Nature Morte De La Femme, is an exhibition brought to you by Demi Kay Schlehofer, an undergraduate Senior in the Art + Design Program at Columbia College Chicago. Demi’s work derives from a common inability to properly express one’s feelings in regards to the human condition. Her practice is an outlet in which she can make sense of these emotions. Through a collage of many mediums, Demi creates a foundation to antagonize such a void. This allows her to reflect on moral and social questionings surrounding the innocence of life; particularly in relation to decay, discomfort, and control. She engages these topics by focusing on women’s oppression, and how our society’s version of the human experience transforms a woman’s state of being both physically and mentally during the course of her existence. Demi has created an environment to expand upon such issues and to view them with unfamiliar eyes. Her intention is to create a window to the destruction of innocence pertaining to women. Demi Schlehofer grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago Illinois, on a farm in a small town called Sugar Grove. Demi’s academic career at Columbia College Chicago began in 2012, with Graphic Design, as she progressed she found her interests shifting towards the field of Design and Special Effects Makeup (sfx). Demi looks forward to pursuing her ambitions, and applying her craft to various fields upon graduation. Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643  
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Both Sides of the Mirror

Both Sides of the Mirror
Dec. 02, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016

Marlo Koch, Both Sides of the Mirror Extended to January 18, 2016 Opening Reception: December 10, 5-7pm Existing in liminal space between objected and objectified, Koch's work exploressex and the communication of desire. Through performances and other media,she places herself as the subject and the critic. Both Sides of the Mirror is an exhibition primarily of Koch's most recent workwhich explores online fetish.
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Architecture of Unborn Cities, Photographs by Kai M. Caemmerer

Architecture of Unborn Cities, Photographs by Kai M. Caemmerer
Nov. 05, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2015

November 5 - 20, 2015. Reception: Thursday, November 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Architecture of Unborn Cities is a body of work that explores the architectural structures and physical growth of new cities located in inner-mainland China. Unlike many Western cities that begin as small developments and grow in accordance to the local industries, gathering community and history as they age, these areas are built to the point of near completion before introducing people. Because of this, there is an interim period between the final phases of development and when the areas become noticeably populated, during which many of the buildings stand empty, occasionally still cloaked in scrim. During this phase of development, sensationalist Western media often describes them as defunct “ghost cities”, which fails to recognize that they are built on an urban model, timeline, and scale that is simply unfamiliar to the methods of Western urbanization. Using large-scale photographs that look at the architecture and sites of development within these cites and “new areas”, Kai M. Caemmerer emphasizes both the vast growth and physical scale of these spaces. By reducing the inclusion of signage or geographic context, I make enigmatic images that reflect the shifted sense of reality felt in a city that has yet to be inhabited by the people it was built for; a city without a city (有城⽆市) that, at present, seems more like an architectural model than a place for living. The series combines photographs made in numerous areas across the country, from the Yuiiapu Financial District in Tianjin to the new area of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. Focusing on architecture and the built environment, the images examine a moment in contemporary Chinese urbanization where cities of ambitious scale and delightfully impetuous architecture await their future as the metropoles of tomorrow. This project has been made possible with funding from the 2015 Stuart Abelson Graduate Research Fellowship.  Sponsored by Hahnemühle USA.  Academic Partnerships: Photography Exhibition Contact: Matthew Robinson, matthew.robinson1@loop.colum.edu/312-369-6856 or Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643
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Viktor Le. Givens, In Search of my Familiar: Dreaming South, Conjuring Tomorrow

Viktor Le. Givens, In Search of my Familiar: Dreaming South, Conjuring Tomorrow
Oct. 15, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015

October 15 - October 30, 2015. Reception: Friday, October 23, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, (Part of Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl) In Search of my Familiar: Dreaming South, Conjuring Tomorrow features recent work by Interdisciplinary installation artist  Viktor le. Givens who, after excavating his families historic East Texas estate, becomes enchanted by the “folk”  rituals of the deep South. Part archeological archive and part experimental studio this exhibition seeks to intersect  the recovered domestic objects, with present creative customs to garner ancestral support in expanding his families legacy. Throughout the exhibition artist will host a series of experiential  labs and film screenings  to introduce  creative practitioners to techniques central to his practice.  Exhibition Programming: Dreaming South: Conjured Tomorrow Short Film Screening SeriesOctober 22, 7:30 pm, Haus at Quincy Wong Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave.The evening will feature the works of Media Artists whose work explores the beautiful complexity of the Southern Aesthetic. Featured artists: Janelle Vaughn Dowell, Julian Andrew Walker and Viktor L. Ewing Givens. Reception and Artist ReadingOctober 23, 5 pm - 8 pm,  Reading times: 5:09 , 6:09 and 7:09 pm, C33 Gallery.Artist will read excerpts from his automythography entitled the Inbetween Place, featuring the ambient scoring of the Participatory Music Coalition.This event is held in conjunction with the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl. Ancestors Wake: Halloween Costume Makers LabOctober 24, 12 pm - 4 pm, C33 Gallery.Bring materials to make an extravagant costume. Dance and mingle with other creatives in preparation for The Halloween Gathering Parade, part of the Inaugural celebration of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association. The parade starts at 6pm heading from Balbo to Monroe. For more information about The Halloween Gathering, visit: http://www.chicagoculturalmile.org/gathering/  Story Corps Oral Narrative BoothGot a story to tell? Want it archived with the Library of Congress? Simply contact Viktor le Givens to arrange an interview time. Let the story begin. Email:Helpwantedart@gmail.com for more info.  Academic Partnerships: Interdisciplinary Arts Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643
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MUSE:  Alumni Summer Resident Exhibition

MUSE: Alumni Summer Resident Exhibition
Jul. 01, 2015 - Oct. 02, 2015

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Shelby Gahm, Layers

Shelby Gahm, Layers
Apr. 13, 2017 - May. 01, 2017

Shelby Gahm, LayersApril 13 - May 1, 2017Reception: Thursday, April 13, 4-6 p.m.  Layers is a compilation of work centered around the use of color, materials and personal writings.Through the multifarious use of mediums, the artist brings to focus the interconnection of visual language and internal constructions. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-FridayFor more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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can/not escape

can/not escape
Feb. 23, 2017 - Mar. 09, 2017

Cassandra Meek and Ty Wubbenhorstcan/not escape February 23 - March 9, 2017Reception: Thursday, February 23, 4-6 p.m. can/not escape is a collaborative body of work created by Cassandra Meek and Ty Wubbenhorst, merging the two artist’s interests in video and performance. This multi-channel video installation highlights the relationship between spirituality and the nature of being, existence and phenomenon.
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Tomorrow’s Entry is Not Guaranteed

Tomorrow’s Entry is Not Guaranteed
Feb. 02, 2017 - Feb. 17, 2017

Hareth YousefTomorrow’s Entry is Not Guaranteed February 2-17, 2017Reception date: February 2nd 4-6 pm Tomorrow’s Entry is Not Guaranteed is a compilation of photographic and written personal narratives based in Palestine. The purpose of this collection is to showcase the everyday lives of Palestinians -- away from the dramatic scenes of war. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643
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hold/spill

hold/spill
Dec. 05, 2016 - Jan. 23, 2017

Ian Kerstetter  hold/spill December 5, 2016- January 23, 2017 Opening reception: December 8, 4-6pm  hold/spill is an installation of poetry, video, and prints. At the base of the work is text that explores the artist’s desire to interconnect parts of himself that have at times felt disconnected – his mixed indigenous/European heritage, his queerness, and his connection to land and body. In this process, the artist finds himself looking to ecology and indigeneity as systems that honor the messiness and queerness of identity. Planting seeds– a ritual embedded in memories of gardening with his mother-- provides a performative space where the artist's poetry and memories steep and spill over into further text and performance. The resulting work serves as a collection of seeds that ask over and over: how do the parts connect to the whole?  Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland

Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland
Nov. 10, 2016 - Nov. 23, 2016
Alexis Franklin

Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant MotherlandNovember 10 - 23, 2016 Curated and created by Alexis Franklin Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland is an interdisciplinary installation focusing primarily on race, religion, sex, status, and injustice in America through the eyes of a Black woman, Alexis “Wordplay” Franklin. Through materials found in her home and community, Franklin will use poetry to create installations that exist beyond the spoken word.  The community becomes an integral part of the exhibition as they enter and activate the space, building on oral traditions and movement throughout the exhibition. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1995, Alexis Franklin has always been around both revolutionary and “hood” politics. She has worked to be a part of both creeds because she is both. As a 21-year-old organizer, student, and poet she can neither escape nor outrun the pieces of her that belong to Lil’ Kim’s “Notorious K.I.M.” album and Assata Shakur’s autobiography. With this as her foundation, she hopes Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland will allow people of different socioeconomic, racial, political, and class backgrounds to be their complete unfiltered self, providing space to be both hood and revolutionary.   Related programming: Opening reception with refreshments.November 10, 2016, 4-8 p.m. Rhythm Nation featuring DJ Ry$ and Professor Finesser. Join us for a midday dance party for the community   to come sweat anddance away anything holding them back from getting what they want. We must work to free ourselves from anything that does not serve us. November 16, 2016, Noon-2 p.m.  Closing Reception and Artist in the Pew, a mini-concert featuring Shawnee Des, Cii La’ Cole,  KoKo Holiday, Rashad and Sinwinz. Join us for refreshments, giveaways, and a conversation with the artist.November 22, 2016,  5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-FridayFor more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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Textposition

Textposition
Oct. 18, 2016 - Nov. 01, 2016

October 18 - November 1, 2016Reception October 21, 5-8pm Textposition is an exhibition of new works by Jason Eckenroth and Woody Leslie that showcase the spacial act of writing. Jason Eckenroth and Woody Leslie are both writers who write not just texts, but text in space. The physicalization of their words, through projection on the wall and typesetting on the page respectively, are essential parts of their writing practices. The text’s position becomes a significant grammatical macrostructure, near as important as the words themselves. Waiting, by Jason Eckenroth, is a video installation of a book of meditations on heartbreak and the passage of time. It's accessed by interrupting the video in order to read the book inside the shadow of the viewer, to make a small, quiet place in that noise. Run Rabbit is a video poem and yarn mural that compares the city of Chicago to the rabbits from Watership Down. Woody Leslie’s Some Definitions of Vegetables, is a verbo-visual magnified micro-memoir about vegetables and language, illustrated through the physical use of words and letters alone. The work is literally (and literaturely) writ large, on a giant scroll that wraps around the room. As the reader enters the room-sized book, they are immersed in language such that words and letters become equal partners to the narrative itself. Leslie will also debut two other pieces: 500,000 Seconds (a 6-channel video installation), and Parsely Stock/Parsley Stalk (a suite of prints). Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643
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#InHonor

#InHonor
Sep. 07, 2016 - Oct. 07, 2016

September 6 - October 7, 2016#InHonor Exhibition Reception + Artist Talk: Thursday, September 8, 5-8:30 p.m.#InHonor Alumni-in-Residency Open House: Friday, September 23, 6-9 p.m. (part of CHICAGO EXPO AFTER HOURS)   DEPS is proud to present Ervin Alex Johnson as the 2nd artist selected for the Annual C33 Alumni Residency. #InHonor is a series of portraits (photo-­based mixed media) created to honor Blackness. More specifically it speaks to the racial violence and discrimination currently occurring across America, particularly in the form of police brutality. These faces reference validation, representing not only individuals but in a deeper way the face of humanity. #InHonoraddresses the fate of those who eventually meet their untimely end due to racism and police brutality, speaking to the pain of individual and more broadly to the Black experience. #InHonor was created to exist in the public realm. The hashtag in the title is not only a purposeful nod to the viral nature of social media, but also an acknowledgement of the part it has played seeking justice in recent events.  Portrait SessionSaturday, September 10, 12-5 p.m.The portrait session is open to all attendees, however only Black men and women will be photographed due to the nature of the project. Visitors can view the work in progress and engage in discussion, sharing stories about their experience as it relates to #InHonor and the artist’s work. For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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