SHERI RUSH: REFUGE

ON VIEW: July 11 - August 9, 2020

Virtual Panel Discussion: Friday, July 10 from 5 - 6:30pm

Sign up via Eventbrite for a virtual panel discussion on Zoom featuring Morgan Craig & Sheri Rush, moderated by Steve Juras.

Meet the Artists: Sunday, July 12 

Sign up via Eventbrite to meet the artists in-person! Exhibiting artists include Morgan Craig, Jennifer Mannebach, Scott Mossman and Sheri Rush. Time slots are 12:00pm - 1:00pm; 1:15pm - 2:15pm; 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Registration is required, as a limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sheri Rush is a Chicago based painter whose practice includes photography and collage.  Rush holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and a MFA from the University of Chicago. Rush’s work explores the ineradicable nature of memory and recollection, and the contemporary diminishing experience of the sublime.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Contemporary life is a virtual landscape of windows and screens. This new reality comes at some expense—we do not experience the world so much as we view it through layers and interfaces. 

My work responds to this world by exploring the relationship of personal history, landscape, the digital image and recollection. By creating large-scale paintings rooted in color, form and process I investigate the changing, contemporary experience of landscape. I use this process for personal reflection, and a means of investigating past trauma, addiction and transformation.

I begin my process by taking cell phone pictures through the windows of moving cars, trains and buses.  Using the cell phone photos as source material, I depict space, light, color and form seen through movement. Turning the paintings, I work from two directions. Vertical and horizontal drips give a sense of motion, blur forms and build space.  I simplify the reflections of lenses and windows into geometric shapes layering the translucent forms over the mark making of organic forms.  Abstracting the journey allows me to create new associations and deepen inward reflection.   

CLICK HERE to view images of the exhibition.

View the recording below of Sheri Rush's virtual studio tour and artist talk for a "behind-the-scenes" look into her studio at Mana Contemporary in Chicago, IL. 

View the recording below of the Virtual Panel Discussion featuring Morgan Craig & Sheri Rush, moderated by Steve Juras.


GALLERY HOURS & VISITOR INFORMATION FOR COVID-19 GUIDELINES

This exhibition will be held in the First Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). When arriving at the EAC during our Gallery Hours, please wait outside and call us at (847) 475-5300 for entry. All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. 

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm


HOW TO PURCHASE ARTWORK

If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at cfeeney@evanstonartcenter.org or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 4:00pm