Art Reception


Sep 17 2022


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Travis Janssen – Helvetica: Uppercase  – Preston Jackson Gallery

A confluence of video, experimental typography and photo processes, Janssen’s work translates letterforms from the Helvetica typeface into meditative geometric images, implying vast space and structure onto a two-dimensional plane. This exhibit of video and prints investigates the nature of vision and transformation of the mundane into the sublime. Janssen is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Phyllis Bramson: Mostly Folly (and a Few Kerfuffles)  – Gallery 3R

Bramson is a voyeur in her own eccentric narrative of romantic folly and loss. Her often steamy, dichotomous scenes are composed of vignettes in a theatrical like space. Bramson retired in 2007 as Professor Emerita from the University of Illinois in Chicago and has advised MFA students at the School of the Art Institute since 2007.

In collaboration with Fine Arts Society of Peoria and the Illinois Women Artists Project, Bramson will lecture at the Contemporary Art Center on September 17 at 3:30 before the reception.

Free admission, donation requested.