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."
Wednesday, Sept. 12
400 S. Peoria St.
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.
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.