Three new exhibits at ISU galleries
NORMAL — University Galleries at Illinois State University has opened three new exhibitions:
— "Canterbury Exchange," on view through Dec. 15, with a related lecture by Scott Rankin at 1 p.m. Nov. 7. It showcases the works of 12 faculty members from Canterbury Christ Church University in England and includes videos, photographs, graphic design and work incorporating radio transmissions.
"Canterbury Exchange" stems from longstanding relationships between two communities and two universities: The town of Normal became a sister city of Canterbury in 1989; ISU established an affiliation with Canterbury Christ Church University shortly thereafter.
— "Britten: Practitioner, Modernist, Inspiration," on view through Nov. 10, is part of "Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium" that took place recently at ISU.
The exhibition presents selected ephemera, autograph scores and historical photographs detailing the life of the pre-eminent English composer.
— "Mark Joshua Epstein: I can't remember where I live," on view through Nov. 10. Epstein's recent paintings and works on paper invite viewers to "question conceptual relationships between different visual traditions that employ pattern as both deception and disguise."
The artist incorporates visual patterns of wallpaper, textile, clothing and security envelopes. He is an artist in-residence at ISU's School of Art. He has exhibited his work in London, New York, San Francisco, Rome and Boston.
He has had residencies at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, N.Y.; the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H.; and the Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.
Epstein received his master's of fine arts degree from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2004 and his bachelor's from Tufts University, Boston, in 2002.
University Galleries is on the south side of campus in Room 110 of the Center for the Visual Arts. For information, call 309-438-5487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.