Oakton Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
November 2 – 30, 2021
Oakton’s Art Department faculty members demonstrate their unique artistic identities in a show that features paintings, photography, ceramics, and digital art.
Leopold Segedin: Self-Portraits
December 9, 2021 – January 31, 2022
During a career spanning nine decades, Chicago artist Leopold Segedin has painted himself hundreds of times. He has painted himself at play, in peril, while dancing, clothed and naked, at his easel and drawing board, as subject, and as a character, both young and old. Segedin has had more than sixty solo and group exhibitions during his career, but this exhibit is the first to focus entirely on his self-portraiture.
Jay Boersma: the Consistency and Variety of his Vision
February 10 – March 31, 2022
Jay Boersma’s work has evolved over a long career. He has changed from black and white to color photography, from one format to another, and from film to digital, but his eye, concern for composition, and his interest in depicting the world remain constant. He says, “I remain fascinated by the built world and its endless variety of human-made structures, environments, and details and the unique ways in which these are transformed by age, use, and—in particular—the act of photographing them.” This retrospective exhibition will include work from his early years in Providence, his photos that were part of the Changing Chicago project, his haunting images of empty and abandoned spaces, and the sometimes colorful and always beautiful images of the streets from places he has traveled.
Oakton Annual Art Students Exhibition
April 7 – 30, 2022
Oakton’s art students exhibit their paintings, drawings, ceramics, 3-D, digital art, and photography.
Patrick Miceli: Played Out
May 12 – June 30, 2022
Over the past several years, Patrick Miceli had been using the image of the shoe intermittently, mainly as a project idea for his ceramic classes. Intrigued with both the results and the process, he fabricated pairs of ceramic shoes, firing the results with various surface treatments. By using shoes as images in his work, he has also discovered the cultural impact of the shoe industry that promotes athletic shoes as an emblem of status, not only within the culture at large but also in a variety of subcultures. Shoes have become such a sought after status symbol that a criminal black market has evolved around them to economic inequality, gangs, and drugs. Miceli’s Played Out is also about the significance of identity, attachment, and desire.
Sculpture Invasion 2022
July 14 – September 30, 2022
Members of Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) return for the fourth time to one of the area’s largest juried exhibitions. Sculptures and scale models will be on display in the Koehnline Art Museum, and an impressive group of outdoor sculptures will “invade” the Des Plaines campus. CSI seeks to expand public understanding and appreciation of Chicago sculpture, engage artists and art professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form.