Civilization and Its Discontents:
SAIC Alumni Exhibition, Selections from 1985–2015

 

September 1–October 24
Reception: Friday, September 18, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

Curated by SAIC faculty Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, this exhibition celebrates alumni from the last three decades who have in some way changed the conversation within their discipline and received considerable recognition for their achievements outside of Chicago. Many of these artists are defined less by a shared regional aesthetic than by an iconoclastic, maverick approach to their medium, pulling from SAIC's unique interdisciplinary nature. While the artists chosen have been critically lauded in major US and international contexts for years, the distinctive SAIC spark that began their practice is not always widely recognized. For those unfamiliar with this rich lineage, this show will shed new light on this diverse group of artists and their shared history.