Cleve Carney Art Gallery puts spotlight on studio art faculty


Bridget Kingston, Features Editor

The work of many College of DuPage faculty members was unveiled on Thursday, Dec. 3 with the opening reception of Found / Made, hosted in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. The exhibit showcases new work from 28 COD adjunct studio art faculty, with pieces they made, as well as objects they found, to offer insight and perspective on the broad practice the studio art faculty has to offer.

In addition to creating original artwork for the exhibit, participating faculty members were also asked to display a found object that related to their work in any way. The found objects may not affiliate directly with the creation of the artwork, but serve more as an addition or compliment to the original work. Many objects were actually chosen after the work was already completed.

Given the vast number of artists participating in the exhibit, there is plenty of variety among the artwork. Photographs, ceramics, paintings and sculpture are among the few. The found objects, corresponding with each piece, range from postcards, medicine bottles, feathers, paintings from students, to a bedpan filled with eggshells. Some artists even focused their artwork on the found object, such as Olivia Schreiner’s piece, where she painted designs on leaves.

The exhibit showcases work from the following adjunct studio art faculty: Greg Binder, Ann Blaas, Miles Boone, Peter Bosy, Benjamin Buchenot, Robert Buitron, Alexandra Eiva, Adam Fotos, Karl Fresa, Magalie Guerin, Dan Gunn, Alexander Herzog, Seth Hunter, Katherine Jost, David Linneweh, Nazafarin Lofti, Cherith Lundin, Lily Mayfield, Min Pak, Teresa Parker, Russell Phillips, Kate Pszotka, Gary Schirmer, Christopher Schneberger, Michael Taylor, Olivia Schreiner, Paul Shukin and Don Southard.

Found / Made will be housed in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery until Saturday, Jan. 23. The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cleve Carney will be closed, however, for winter break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.

The next exhibit to be held at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks, features the work of artist Claire Ashley, and will be on display from Feb. 4 until March 19. The opening reception and performance will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 4. The artist is also scheduled to talk about her work at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.