2013 Exhibitions - Southwestern Illinois College

Arny Nadler: Gilt

Oct. 24 – Dec. 13, 2013

Painted ceramic sculptures that reference the figure and anatomy in various states of ambiguous metamorphosis.

Mel Watkin: The True Scale of Trees

Oct. 24 – Dec. 12, 2013

A series of large-scale drawings based on uprooted trees, demonstrating the duality of beauty and danger in nature.

Sherwin Tibayan: American Rephotographs

Oct. 24 – Dec. 12, 2013

Projects which examine the possible relationships between our contemporary encounter with the digital photograph and the history of the photograph.

John Goessmann: Paintings 1993-2013

Oct. 24 – Dec. 12, 2013

Abstract paintings that seek to achieve a balance among composition, spatial construction, and thoughtful color relationships.

Carl Stewart: belated

Aug. 22 – Oct. 8, 2013

belated is a series of textile work portraits, based on a family photo, intended as a 40th birthday present for Stewart’s brother who was struck by a car and killed when he was three years old. belated attempts to reconcile a legacy of loss and the fragility and fallibility of memory.

Carl Stewart is grateful to the Ontario Arts Council for its financial support of this work.

Studio Art Quilts Associates: Sightlines

Aug. 22 – Oct. 8, 2013

Sightlines, an invitational exhibition from 14 world-renowned international artists, showcases a diversity of styles, methods and processes. Large-scale art quilts demonstrate an intriguing interaction of time, personal history and memory, with the connection of a continuous line that runs through each piece.

Molas: A Colorful Tradition

Aug. 22 – Oct. 8, 2013

Molas are handmade, reverse appliqué textiles of the Kuna women of Panama. The molas are a new addition to the college’s permanent collection, made possible from a generous gift from Rev. Jerry Bennet and Annie Siebrands Bennett.

Mark Travers: Zen Garden

July 5 – Aug. 9, 2013

A series of paintings focusing on the shape, color, texture, and illusion of water bubbles on the surface of lily pads. Travers’ work focuses on the importance of our planet’s water and the implications of man-made environmental problems.

Erin Vigneau Dimick: Proof

July 5 – Aug. 9, 2013

Mixed media collages that incorporate embroidery, vintage textiles, and mathematical texts. Vigneau Dimick’s blending of materials and imagery promotes an inquiry into identity and social construction.

Zeuxis: Still, Blue

July 5 – Aug. 9, 2013

An association of 25 still life painters respond to the challenge of incorporating the color electric blue into contemporary still life paintings.

Jack Decoteau: Portraits & Self Portraits

May 24 – June 21, 2013

Jack Decoteau’s portraits provide a unique viewpoint of people’s lives and societal rules, finding an ever-expanding message in the everyday.

Laura Strand: Material Alchemy

May 24 – June 21, 2013

Laura Strand’s woven textiles foster cross-disciplinary discussions among craft, art history, and cultural geography.

Mary C. Nasser: Navigate

May 24 – June 21, 2013

Mary C. Nasser’s nature-inspired mixed media paintings, layered with maps and scientific illustrations, parallel both individuals and their relationships.

2013 SWIC Student Show

April 18 – May 8, 2013

An exhibition featuring the works of Southwestern Illinois College students, in a variety of media, including painting, ceramics, photography, graphite, mixed media, and more.

Award sponsors include American Frame and Art Supply, Gateway East Artist Guild, the Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois, Midwest Salute to the Arts, the Kiwanis Club, and Krueger Pottery.

Annual High School Student Show

March 21 – April 4, 2013

Featuring the artwork of nearly 150 up-and-coming young artists, including entries in the annual Congressional Competition.

Participating high schools:

Althoff Catholic High School
Belleville Township High School East
Belleville Township High School West
Carbondale High School
Collinsville High School
Dongola High School
Dupo High School
East St. Louis Senior High School
Gibault Catholic High School
Highland High School
Marion High School
Marissa Junior-Senior High School
Mascoutah High School
O’Fallon Township High School
Triad High School
Valmeyer High School

M.A. Papanek-Miller: …go forward till you come to a castle

Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2013

M.A. Papanek-Miller’s whimsical collages incorporate toys, animals, and other “cultural souvenirs” that allow the viewer to participate in conceptual and intellectual discourse.

Carol Stewart: Light Abstracted

Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2013

Characterized by a sophisticated play of color and brushwork, Carol Stewart’s still life and tablescape paintings provide the viewer with a feeling of light.

Sun Smith-Foret: Art About Film: New Work

Jan. 17 – Feb. 28, 2013

Influenced by a variety of artistic mediums and practices, Sun Smith-Foret joins film and quilting techniques to focus on the relationships between cinema and its universal themes.

Includes collaborators Erica Popp & Dawn Ottensmeier.