Future Exhibitions

Spring 2015


East Gallery · January 30 – March 29, 2015

Curated by Judith Hoos Fox and Ginger Gregg Duggan

In the fresh and provocative work presented in MetaModern, leading and emerging artists refer literally or conceptually to design objects of the mid-century. These now historic objects have gained the status of icon, emblem, and cultural signifier. It is a testament to their enduring power that these objects now catalyze a generation of artists too young to have experienced modernism firsthand, to return to them in a spirit of critique and homage.

The artists in this exhibition, most of whom were born in the 1960s, do not adapt modern or quasi-modernist forms to create a referential stylistic visual vocabulary. Instead, they adopt the actual vocabulary of the modern movement to question
the content of style and its relationship to history. A selection of artists includes Dorit Magreiter, Josiah McElheny, Edgar Orlaineta, Simon Starling, Clarissa Tossin, and James Welling, as well as Chicago-based Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Illinois-based Conrad Bakker.

This exhibition will travel to five other venues and will have an accompanying catalogue.

Exhibition Details

Artists Including Me

Contemporary Gallery · January 30 – July 15, 2015

Curated by William Wegman

This exhibition will feature a variety of media created by the New York-based artist William Wegman and will mainly highlight Wegman’s recent postcard paintings and framed photographs. The artist is most known for large-scale photographs of his beloved Weimaraners, but his postcard paintings are process works that become an extension of a single, or a few postcards.

Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architecture

Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court · January 30 – May 2015

Curated by Jeff Poss

Faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of the Illinois School of Architecture’s are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for exploring alternative outcomes. This work explores the conception and evolution of ideas manifested in physical form.

Utilizing work conceived and constructed within the School of Architecture in the last year as part of competition entries, successful grants, research and collaborations with architecture students–large-format print, axonometric drawings, renderings, and photographs, in addition to narrative and speculative artifacts and material studies, are proposed to be exhibited.

2015 Petals & Paintings Gala & Exhibition

All Galleries · April 10 – 12, 2015

The Petals & Paintings gala and exhibition is Krannert Art Museum's annual fundraising event held during University of Illinois Moms’ Weekend. This year, Petals & Paintings will run from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12.

Petals & Paintings provides local residents, businesses, and visiting parents with an opportunity to support the museum while enjoying innovative floral designs inspired by works of art on display throughout Krannert Art Museum. Award-winning florists from throughout the Midwest will create one-of-a-kind designs for the exhibition. Guest curator for the event is Champaign florist and University of Illinois alumnus, Rick Orr, AIFD.

2015 School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

East Gallery · April 8 – May 3, 2015

In this annual exhibition, Masters of Fine Arts graduates in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present works that represent the culmination of intense artistic development for graduate students in studio art and design. Marking a meaningful step further into the art world, the exhibition highlights and celebrates the artists' exceptional creativity, curiosity, and inventiveness.

Sponsored in part by John and Alice Pfeffer and Krannert Art Museum

2014 School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

East Gallery, Gelvin Noel Gallery, and Light Court · May 9 – 17, 2015

In this annual exhibition, Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign present a range of art and design studio work that illustrates new and established techniques in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition gives public form to an undergraduate curriculum committed to pursuit of the arts as a distinct and necessary approach to understanding, as well as an expression of diverse human experiences.

Sponsored in part by John and Alice Pfeffer and Krannert Art Museum

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