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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
More Than Naked Features Art Through Transcendent Materials
Loyola University Chicago DFPA Exhibits Work of Emerging Artists in Chicago
CHICAGO, June 5, 2013 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) is proud to conclude their 2012–2013 visual arts exhibition season in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex with More Than Naked. The exhibition features a series of pieces that transcend physical materials through artistic manipulation. The showcase is a collection of works from up and coming artists in Chicago.
In the works exhibited, artists incorporate materials in such a way that they are naked–exposed and straightforward. Yet, with the artists’ keen creative modifications, the finished creations come to exceed the boundaries of those raw materials and display something far beyond a few scraps of cardboard or clusters of strings.
Curator Chris Rieben desires to focus the spotlight on the exciting art Chicago has to offer by featuring solely Chicago-based artists. He hopes this will ultimately tear down the notion that Second City art cannot hold its own against other noted art scenes.
Rieben was “struck by the number of people doing work, which was raw in terms of its materials, but sophisticated in terms of its aesthetic.” This led him to develop what is now this exhibition’s theme. He hopes that, from this stylistic motif, his students will be able “to realize that art made with unconventional materials can still be rigorous in concept and construction.”
More Than Naked opens Friday, June 28, and runs through Saturday, August 10. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m., in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free.
The exhibition space is open to the general public on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and members of the Loyola community from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with a valid Loyola ID.
The Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex is located at 1131 W. Sheridan Road, on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.
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