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Jannotta Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.





Oresman Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adam Schreiber is a Chicago-based artist and Assistant Professor in DePaul's department of Art, Media, and Design. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive (2013), a collaborative curatorial project at The Ransom Center for the Humanities, Austin, Texas, Flanagan-Tiravanija (2012)at the Pace Foundation, San Antonio, and Diminishing Return (2011) at Artpace San Antonio. His work has explored themes of archiving and display as well as the existence of anomalous objects. His practice imagines the research institution as a photographic studio.

Structures for Reading is an exhibition that looks closely at the way photographic rendering generates a context for heightened attention. The included works, made primarily in research libraries, take remedial aim at objects of study and instruments for learning. The characteristic large-format photographs present ambiguities between material and image, position and repetition, eye and mind.






Cancelled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures
Curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick
February 5-28
Oresman Gallery
Hillyer Hall, Smith College

There will be a gallery talk with the curator on February 5th at 12:15 PM.

Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures is a presentation of canceled or otherwise prohibited exhibitions that exist instead as printed matter or in other easily disseminated formats. Produced in place of an unrealized exhibition, the documentation and artworks included in Canceled may be considered as the exhibitions themselves. The book form, the print, and new media are highlighted as a crucial means of disseminating information on a wide and accessible scale, potentially in ways that are more historically stable, and more effective than the original exhibition would have been. Through adopting printed matter and reproducible media as a means of exhibition, these artists and curators have found alternative routes by which the politics surrounding the presentation and creation of art become at least as relevant as the work itself.

Many of the exhibitions included in this presentation were canceled because of censorship or institutional barriers, so that their realization as printed matter positions them outside of and opposed to those prohibiting forces. The material in Canceled may document the process and politics of cancelation, exist as an alternative manifestation of an exhibit, present a critique of the forces that called for the cancellation, or may expose an ultimately productive failure. In addition to publications, the proposed exhibit will also include supporting correspondence, photo documentation, or other visual information where possible and appropriate, often illustrating the historic background of a controversy, or revealing the broad scope of the issues at hand.

Canceled is organized thematically, determined by the factors that led to the exhibitions' cancellation and the revised forms they took. These themes are: 1) Alternative Manifestations; 2) Productive Failures, or third-party re-presentation; and 3) Self-Cancellation. Descriptions of included artists' projects and accompanying documentation follows, as well as a full checklist of the exhibition at The Center for Book Arts and a list of proposed events.






Student Painting Exhibition
A show of recent work by Painting students of all levels at Smith College.
Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall
February 4-28







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