Sunday, August 14, 2016

39th Annual Harper National Juried Exhibition: Small Works

Coming soon!
When: Monday, August 29, 2016 9am - Thursday, September 29, 2016 4pm
Where: Art Exhibition Space, (Building C, Room C200)

The College's annual national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture. 

Julie Rodrigues Widholm will jury the 2016 Small Works exhibition. Rodrigues Widholm has been the Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) at DePaul University in Chicago since September 2015. For sixteen years previous to that, she was Curator at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, where she curated major solo exhibitions of work by Rashid Johnson, Amalia Pica, Kathryn Andrews, Amanda Ross-Ho, and co-curated Doris Salcedo’s touring retrospective. 

A strong advocate for emerging Chicago artists, Rodrigues Widholm has curated more than 25 exhibitions for the 12x12 series as well as solo exhibitions with Laura Letinsky, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Scott Reeder and Cauleen Smith. She has also organized several group exhibitions, including Escultura Social: A New Generation from Mexico City, Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo, MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photograph, 1967-2007, Rewind: 1970-1990s. 

Rodrigues Widholm has served as a juror and panelist for numerous organizations, including the Headlands Arts Center, Creative Capital, New American Paintings. In addition to being a visiting critic and a graduate advisor, she has given numerous public talks and has written extensively on contemporary art. She is currently working on bringing Barbara Rossi's Poor Traits from the New Museum exhibit to DPAM and is organizing a group exhibition in collaboration with Art21 for fall 2016 at DPAM.  

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