“Reality and Art” Call for Submissions / Calls & Submissions
Reality, Realism, Representation. Art is often about searching for and expressing reality, whether literally or conceptually. We are seeking works that are representational in both the traditional sense of being compelled to express what you see and reality as a conceptual sense of using the contemporary current environment as a reference. This environment of shifting and contradicting truths, denial of science, proliferation of ‘alternative facts,’ and manipulations of imagery makes understanding reality and truth an illusive undertaking. The artist’s striving to express and understand reality becomes more complicated with this shifting appropriation of what is mere perception and what is reality.
This exhibit at ARC Gallery in Chicago in July (if events permit–otherwise online), will be juried by Danielle Andress is a Chicago based artist and curator. She produces primarily non-functional weavings that investigate our relationships with consumable images and objects and the irregularities of language in art in the digital age. She earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in textiles and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in studio practice. Danielle is a co-founding and active member of Borderline Art Collective (San Francisco, CA). Danielle Andress is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Fiber and Materials Studies Department.