Back in Illinois (part THREE)…

Over Thanksgiving Break, I was able to visit and catch up with a few people in Peoria and Chicago.

On Wednesday, November 25 I visited the Heuser Art Center at Bradley University to catch up with some old friends and see Alex Martin’s third semester graduate exhibition.

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The Heuser Art Center, there were no classes on Wednesday so the campus was really quiet…

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I walked around the building and looked in the studios..I spent A LOT of time in the painting studio…I had the back left corner my senior year…

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An old painting of mine still hanging in the studio…which is totally crazy…

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I met Oscar and Alex up in the printshop on the third floor…this is the graduate studio…

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Alex’s studio is Oscar’s old office/studio…A TON of space for a graduate student, he’s really lucky!

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HAYPEEP and DIRECTANGLE in the printshop…

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Oscar showing me some new work…he has really fallen in love with the circle picture plane, and combining engraved plates with collagraph…

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Good friend, Josh Watts work up in the studio…I love this piece!

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The printshop! Again, many, many hours spent here…all nighters, early mornings, late nights…a lot of fun and many memories…

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A new silkscreen exposure room…

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Looks like silkscreen…

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We made it down to the gallery to see Alex Martin’s show “They Ask Why”

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Alex has bee working with overheard conversations and found objects…

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Overall the show looks great, but there are some really special moments like this piece…a print reflected in a mirror to make more language…

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Having a good conversation about art, WVU, Bradley, and White Sox baseball with Paul Krainak, Alex Martin, and Oscar Gillespie…it was a really great day, thank you all for taking time to meet with me…

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