SOUTH HOLLAND, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 28, 2014. The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a new exhibition titled “News That Stays News” in the Dorothea Thiel Gallery on SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. The art works–created separately by Burleigh Kronquist and Jenny Roberts–are on display through the closing reception with the artists on Monday, April 21st at 12:30 p.m.
Taking magazines and newspapers as both material and subject, artists Kronquist and Roberts make work that reflects on, plays with, and “reads” these materials, rearranging or altering layers of visual and textual information to reveal dormant beauty and explore latent meanings. Through his process-based practice, Kronquist paints on newspaper pages or takes pages from magazines and alters them using markers, pens, pencils and paint thinner, creating poetic abstractions and metaphoric scenes that still retain traces of the original text and images. Roberts takes a more conceptual approach, tracing, copying and appropriating found visual and textual information and reconfiguring it to make it visible and legible in new ways.
The public is welcome to visit art exhibitions and receptions at no charge. The Thiel Gallery is on the 4th floor in the Art & Design hallway. SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays.
For more information, please call 708-596-2000, extension 2445 or extension 2300, or visit www.ssc.edu/art. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.