Opening Reception for ConTEXT III

  • Date: May 8, 2020
  • Time: 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Location: Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles

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Last held in 2017, ConTEXT III is an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. We must ask ourselves how the words we read, and how we read them, impacts our understanding of the world. We ask artists ‘What happens when the visual arts and literary arts are fused?’ 


This exhibition is Free and Open to the Public. During the Opening Reception the Juror will be handing out three major awards. Two Juror’s Choice awards of $150 each and the best in show receives a “Going Solo” award. The “Going Solo” award allows the artist to be given a solo exhibition in our Gallery III space. The “Going Solo” winner from “Architectonic”, Brandin Baron, will be showcasing his detailed and deeply moving prints. 


This exhibition is juried by Levi Sherman, an interdisciplinary artist in Columbia, MO. He received his MFA in Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago in 2015 and a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Arizona in 2012. Manifested in print, performance, and publishing, his practice is firmly rooted at the intersection of text and image. His artist’s books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. His critical writing can be found in AfterImage, Full Bleed, the Journal of Artists’ Books, and elsewhere in print and online. 


The gallery talks will be at 5:30pm awards will be given at 7pm. 


The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.


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