Tribune: Sullivan Galleries Presents “Fresh Perspectives” on Sustainability
In the September 12 edition of the Chicago Tribune, contributor Claudine Ise highlights Rooting: Regional Networks, Global Concerns, exhibited at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries through October 12. Curated by SAIC faculty members Deborah Boardman (Painting and Drawing) and Kevin Kaempf (Sculpture), the show merges SAIC students and faculty projects with those by local artists, offering “fresh perspectives” on issues of food and sustainability. “The projects that make Rooting worth rooting for,” argues Ise in her full-page review, “are the ones that see artists doing what they do best: going where no one else thought to go, asking questions no one else thought to ask, and using off-the-wall logic and poetic visual tactics to shed light on subjects many assume aren’t work thinking twice about.” The exhibition will end in a three-day symposium on urban agriculture on October 11–13. For more information, visit Rooting’s SAIC student blog.