CHAMPAIGN — The opening reception for the exhibition "Meredith Setser: Tunnel Vision" at the Parkland College Art Gallery will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Setser will give a talk at 7 p.m., and Desafinado will provide live music.
Setser also will give a talk at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the gallery.
Her show will remain on view through Aug. 1.
An assistant professor of printmaking at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Setser received her master's of fine arts degree in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin.
The 2011 recipient of an Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship has exhibited her work as a printmaker and installation artist regionally and internationally, at venues such as the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University, Open Studio Gallery in Toronto and Museu de Arte de Brasilia, Brazil.
"Meredith Setser: A Fantasy Felt Life" was recently published in FiberArts magazine.
In Setser's artist statement for the exhibition at Parkland, she said the ideas that inform her studio practice are inspired by "humankind's increasing encroachment on natural habitats, which has resulted in urban settings where wildlife and people coexist in very close proximity to one another.
"My prints and printed installations attempt to celebrate the commonalities that exist between humans and animal species while at the same time posing questions about the ethics and surrounding consumption of natural resources," Setser wrote.
The Parkland Art Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays during the summer. For information, visit http://www.parkland.edu/gallery  or call 351-2485.