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August 10, 2001 Contact:Amanda Mazur (312) 996-7681; amazur@uic.edu



Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents "Off the Wall," a group exhibition of non-conventional contemporary sculpture. Eight national artists incorporate multiple figurative, abstract, narrative and fantastical references in destabilized combinations. "Off the Wall" challenges the conventions of an artwork's autonomy and contingency.

"What is remarkable about these irreverent works is that they are neither motivated by a single source nor are they centralized, geographically or conceptually," said Lorelei Stewart, visiting director of Gallery 400. "'Off the Wall' brings together artists from across the United States who appear to be tapping into similar interests in which sculpture is approached as a proposition rather than as fact."

Artists:   Curators:
Bonnie Collura Jason Meadows Sam Gordon
Vincent Fecteau Melissa Pokorny Gregory Sandoval
Ben Stone Rachel Harrison  
Brad Tucker Danielle Gustafson-Sundell  


Wednesday, Sept. 12
4-7 p.m.


UIC Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.


"Often suffused with humor and a provocative visual presence, this loose grouping of sculptural works resists facile categorization. Even considering any single artwork on its own terms, one discovers that it defies most suggested criteria," said exhibit curator Gregory Sandoval.

The exhibit runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 22. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Direct exhibit questions to UIC Gallery 400, (312) 996-6114.

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