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H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

2005-06 Season

September 6-October 22, 2005

Michiko Itatani: Virtual Signs / Witness

“My basic concerns are always personal and humanistic. Using a fictional and symbolic space, in which I condense experienced and imagined multi-layered events, I am examining the issues of territory: the human body and the cosmos, flesh and technology, the individual and the State, desire and choice, taboo and obsession.” — Michiko Itatani


October 25-December 10, 2005

One Author, Many Artists: A Tribute to Florence Parry Heide

This exhibit will feature original artwork for Mrs. Heide’s books by Victoria Chess, Cathryn Falwell, Jules Feiffer, Judy Glasser, Edward Gorey, Marilyn Hafner, Barbara Lehman, Ted Lewin, Kenneth Longtemps, Wendell Minor, Nadine Westcott, among others.


January 3-February 18, 2006

When Opposites Attract

Painter Marilyn Propp and photographer/printmaker David Jones have been married for 25 years, but their works remain strangely uninfluenced by each other. The couple, who share a studio in Chicago, communicate their shared vision and operate as a team but also present two distinctly different visions in both medium and imagery.


February 28-April 1, 2006

Time Past Time Future: Senior Thesis Exhibition

For the first time in several years, the annual senior thesis exhibition by graduating seniors and graduate students majoring in studio art and graphic design will be held in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. The works on display serve as the final project before graduation for these 11 exceptional students. The senior thesis exhibition demonstrates the growth of each student during their past study at Carthage, foreshadowing future success. Featured Christopher Byrnes, Gregory Combs, Elizabeth Gattolin, Mark Goldstein, Joseph Hall, Christopher Illing, Mark Nelson, Tina Niemi, Brandon Seward, Sue Wente, and Stacy Zwintscher.


April 6-May 21, 2006

Flashes of Existence: Paintings by Paul Sierra

Dreamlike landscapes, eternally flaming houses, lusciously painted mythological scenes and mangled car wrecks are just a sample of some of the subjects that obsess the creative mind of the Cuban-born artist Paul Sierra. Born in Havana and emigrated to the United States in 1961, Mr. Sierra’s paintings are in prestigious collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, and the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago.