A unique mixed-media collaborative exhibition goes on display Monday, March 10th as the SVSU university Art Gallery hosts "Beyond Boundaries," a traveling exhibition from the Beyond Boundaries: Chicago Printmakers Collaborative with additional work by SVSU students and local artists. The core of the show is the 35 piece traveling exhibition from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative which features paintings, watercolors, drawings, photographs, collage and relief sculpture, as well as prints. Supplementing the display will be projects done specifically for the show by SVSU graphic design, photography, and two-dimensional design classes, as well as works solicited from area artists in an open call for entries.
Each venue that hosts the BEYOND BOUNDARIES exhibition is requested to build on its theme of "connectivity" by soliciting artworks from local artists that fit the show's theme and compositional requirements. Pieces created for the show were required to be exactly 12" x 12" square and contain a line or string visual element tat crosses the center of the piece. The works are displayed edge to edge in a linear fashion, so that they connect physically while the thematic line element connects them visually. In this way, one artist connects to another, "moving outside the borders of an individual space and into a new boundless one" as the CPC states. Artists were free to work in any media of their choosing, and this, plus the endless combinations and arrangements of the similarly formatted works make each display of the exhibition a unique visual experience.
To honor the artists and participating students, a public reception will be held in the University Art Gallery. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to take the opportunity to meet the artists and view this unique exhibition.