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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
re-located Displays Unique Photographic Techniques
Loyola University Chicago Exhibits Work of Chicago Artist Jay Wolke
CHICAGO, February 6, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) continues their 2013–2014 visual arts exhibition season on February 27 in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex with re-located.
The exhibition features a collection of work produced by Chicago artist Jay Wolke, who utilizes mobile scanning devices to create high-resolution, visual recordings that demonstrate his ability to render artifacts over a controlled length of time. The result composition represents visual “scores,” analogous to musical or filmic constructions where measure or frames are assembled into narrative flows of citations and references.
Mass marketed, the scanning devices used in the construction of this exhibition are mostly intended to record documents or small photographs, with the ability to make them into large reproductions offering high-resolution capabilities.
“As I’ve repurposed this tool, the properties of magnification and enlargement have allowed me to make images that shift the viewer’s cognition of scale,” said Wolke.
The exhibition attempts to re-locate the viewer’s understanding of place by elevating the importance of things that might normally be seen as insignificant and incidental.
Wolke has been experimenting with flatbed scanners for several years. “When I discovered the ability to re-purpose mobile scanners for my art making, I embraced the possibilities wholeheartedly,” said Wolke.
Wolke is the chair of the Department of Art and Design at Columbia College Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the world and his photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Time magazine.
re-located opens Thursday, February 27, and runs through Saturday, April 5. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 27, at 5 p.m., in the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex. A presentation by the artist that includes other images of his work will begin at 6 p.m. 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 100 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. More than 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 GraduateSchool. 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 or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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