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Current Exhibitions

Fall 2017

Objectifying the Photograph

August 29 - October 20, 2017

A group exhibition of contemporary artists broadening our definition of photography with artists: Pamela Bannos, Alex Chitty, Joshua Citarella, Jeanne Dunning, Min Kim Park, Letha Wilson and Hyounsang Yoo. Their work addresses the materiality, substance and objecthood of photography—drawing attention to the production and alteration of images in our post-modern, digital age. This exhibition is co-curated by NIU School of Art and Design Assistant Professors Jessica Labatte, Photography and Mike Rea, Sculpture. Catalogue with essay, "Objects of Vision," by Gan Uyeda.

Thursday, September 21

Public Reception, 5 - 7 p.m., NIU Art Museum

Informal Gallery Talk, 6:15 p.m., NIU Art Museum Rotunda and North Galleries

 

Joshua Citarella, Hands with Multiplied Coltan, Installation View
Joshua Citarella, Hands with Multiplied Coltan, Installation View, 2015, C-print (68 x 52 in.). Courtesy the artist.

Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans by Terrence A. Reese

August 29 - October 20, 2017

Reflections is a “documentary-style” series of black and white photographs which captures leading African American educators, business persons, politicians, religious leaders, writers, artists and musicians whose lives and careers have addressed the fundamental political, economic, and social realities of the 20th century.

Photographed in the intimacy of their homes, studios and offices, the subjects of the portrait are reflected in a strategically placed mirror. Reflections, liberates the eye to move about within the boundaries of the image, not encompassing it all in one glance. Accompanied by TAR’s (Terrence A. Reese) personal memoirs of his photo shoots, Reflections is a creative collaboration of dialogue between the artist and his subjects that culminates in an experience that he has shared for all to learn and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 11

Public Reception, 5 - 6 p.m., NIU Art Museum

Terrence A. Reese (TAR) Visiting Artist Slide Talk, 6:10 - 7:40 p.m., Altgeld 125

 

Terrence A. Reese, Gordon Parks October 8, 1995, New York, New York., 1995, Gelatin Silver Print (15 x 15 in.). Courtesy the artist.
Terrence A. Reese, Gordon Parks October 8, 1995, New York, New York. 1995, Gelatin Silver Print (15 x 15 in.). Courtesy the artist.

VINTAGE CAMERAS:
A Snapshot of Photographic Technology

August 29 - October 20, 2017

Explore a brief view into the history of photography through these vintage cameras on loan from avid collectors and photographers that showcase a variety of camera styles, formats, developments, and technological innovations.

Thursday, October 19

Say Cheese! Vintage Cameras Gallery Talk, 5 - 6 p.m., NIU Art Museum Hall Gallery

Sheila Pinkel. Ilex Optical Co., Wide Open, 2011. Archival ink jet print. (20 x 20 in.). NIU Art Museum collection. 2017.218. Gift of the artist.
Sheila Pinkel. Ilex Optical Co., Wide Open, 2011. Archival ink jet print. (20 x 20 in.). NIU Art Museum collection. 2017.218. Gift of the artist.

Gallery Hours

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Sunday Noon-4 p.m.
By appointment for group tours.

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.

Location

The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, on the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

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