Will it fly? Electric works by S. Thomas Scarff

October 6 – November 4, 2011

Heuser Art Gallery

Lecture by S. Thomas Scarff
October 6, 2011
5:00pm*
David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center

Reception:
October 6th, 6-7:30pm
Heuser Art Gallery

Born in Iowa, Scarff studied at The Art Institute of Chicago where he received “The John Quincy Adams Traveling Fellowship”. He spent the following year in Europe exploring its artistic treasures.  In the early seventies Scarff was the Advertising Art Director for the Musical “HAIR”.  During this time he produced an array of Fine Art projects from his Kinzie Street Studio. Scarff in those years received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.  Late in the seventies with two other sculptors he purchased a Chicago Common Wealth Edison sub-station and has worked for the past thirty years from the Sedgwick Station space using it’s neon/light lab and welding studio, created numerous large-scale architectural sculptures.  For 13 years, Scarff has curated and staged “The Odyssey Sculpture Series” on the campus of Purdue North Central University where they have exhibited 120 large-scale works by over 60 professional sculptors.

Scarff is currently working from his Chicago studio on international projects in Spain and the Bahamas, while painting in his Indiana studio/home looking west towards the majestic Chicago skyline.

Entropy

Reception : September 15, 2011 5:00-7:00pm
A collaborative project & exhibition by Bradley Art and Engineering Departments, and The League of Imaginary Scientists.

Hartmann Gallery
August 29 – October 2, 2011

A Broader View – Lecture & Reception

Join us this Thursday September 1st at Bradley University for a lecture by local artist Preston Jackson.  Jackson is Bradley University’s Artist in Residence and an exhibition of his work titled A Broader View is currently on display in Heuser Art Gallery. Reception to follow lecture.
Jackson’s recent work deals with the subject of our history, both precise depictions of well-known historical figures as well as innovative portrayals of individuals whose lives, though unfamiliar to us, are part of our history he wants us to learn. Jackson will be presenting both paintings and sculpture at this exhibition.

Preston Jackson received his BFA from Southern Illinois University and his MFA from the University of Illinois. Jackson has been a professor of Sculpture and head of the Figurative Area at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1989. Jackson has served as owner of The Raven Gallery in the Contemporary Art Center in Peoria, Illinois for the past 16 years. His works are mostly shown around the Chicago land area, which includes a bronze relief of Ernie Banks for ESPN Zone Chicago. He was also part of the group exhibition Pierwalk 1996 though 2001, at Navy Pier in Chicago. Jackson and his wife maintain homes in Dunlap and Chicago, IL.

Lecture
5:00pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center
Reception
6:00 – 7:30pm – Heuser Art Gallery
A Broader View will be on display August 22nd – September 23rd at Heuser Art Gallery during gallery hours.

2012-2013 Exhibitions

Redefining the Multiple – 13 Japanese Printmakers 
June 4 – August 30, 2012
Heuser Center Art Gallery
Reception: August 30th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Lecture by Sam Yates: August 30th, 5:00pm

MA Thesis Exhibition

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Bunn Lectureship in Photography
A Certain Alchemy – Keith Carter

Heuser Art Center
January 24 – February 22, 2013
Lecture: February 14, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Reception: February 14, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Barrett Trust, work by John Barrett
January 21 – February 15, 2013
Hartmann Gallery

Bookness
Ken Botnick, Karen Kunc , Julie Leonard
March 13 – April 19, 2013
Hartmann Gallery
Reception: April 4th, 6-7:30pm

The 34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
March 9 – April 20, 2013
Reception: March 9th
5-7pm – Heuser Art Center
5:30-7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6-8pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30-8:30 Contemporary Art Center
Lecture: April 4th, 5:00pm

Graphic Design Portfolio Show
April 29 – May 10, 2013
Heuser Art Gallery
Reception: May 4th, 5-7pm

BFA Exhibitions
Dates: May 1 – May 10, 2013
Prairie Center of the Arts
Reception: May 3rd, 6-8pm

MA Exhibition – Joseph Richey
May 1 – 9, 2013
Prairie Center of the Arts
Reception: May 3rd, 5-7pm

Senior Photography Exhibition
Backspace Collective
May 3 – 16, 2013
Reception May 3rd, 5-9pm

*All lectures will take place in the Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

A Broader View: Paintings and Sculpture by Preston Jackson


On September 1st at 5:00pm there will be a lecture in the David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center. Immediately following the lecture there will be a reception from 6:00-7:30pm in the Heuser Art Center Gallery.

Jackson’s recent work deals with the subject of our history—both precise depictions of well-known historical figures as well as innovative portrayals of individuals whose lives, though unfamiliar to us, are part of our history he wants us to learn. Jackson will be presenting both paintings and sculpture at this exhibition.

Lecture Thursday: League of Imaginary Scientists

Lucy Griesbach and Jeremy Schwartz from The League of Imaginary Scientists will be lecturing in the Horowitz Auditorium in room 126 at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 14th.

The League of Imaginary Scientists concocts interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists, technologists, and artists engaged in many media. In playful interdisciplinary leaps, the League creates everyday mythologies based on scientific information.  As evidenced by the League’s many experiments, imaginary scientists balance scientific inquiry with a healthful dose of fun.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Friday, April 29th MFA candidates Darren Jackson, Joshua Bindewald, Mary Beth Koszut, and Anastasia Samoylova will exhibit their thesis work. The shows will be open through May 13th.

Hartmann Gallery 4 pm – 6 pm
Darren Jackson
It’s now: Reel Affect \ Real Affection
A video performance installation focusing on the relationship between narrative media and audience empathy.

Heuser Gallery 5 pm – 8 pm
Joshua Bindewald
With an emphasis on physical and emotional geography, Bindewald documents personal memories and his contemporary hopes and fears. Utilizing traditional and contemporary techniques of drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and stitching, he achieves active compositions that are richly layered with content and color and demonstrate a range of physical and spatial depth.

Heuser Gallery 5 pm – 8 pm
Mary Beth Koszut
Koszut’s work discusses the struggle for spiritual wholeness using metaphorical forms inspired by nature.  Her abstract oil paintings depict this effort for balance in liminal environments, neither earthly or heavenly, but meeting somewhere in between.

Prairie Center for the Arts 6 pm – 8 pm
Anastasia Samoylova
TBA

BFA Exhibitions

Starting March 28th through April 22 the Hartmann Center Art Gallery will be featuring the solo exhibition of one of our four graduating BFA students. Show dates are as follows:

Sam Parker March 25-29

Opening Reception March 25, 5-7 pm. Parker’s exhibition will include works in installation and painting.

Pam Gargiulo April 1-5

Opening Reception April 2, 3-5 pm. Gargiulo will be receiving her BFA in sculpture.

Melanie Guenther April 8-12

Opening Reception April 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Guenther will be receiving her BFA in photography.

Natalie Kuehn April 15-19

Opening Reception April 16th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Kuehn will be receiving her BFA in painting.