• Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 12, 2021 and February 26, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 12, 2021 and February 26, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fridays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Free
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  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum
  • Altgeld Hall 116, First Floor, West End
  • DeKalb, IL 60115
  • 815-753-1936
  • http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum

Event Description

Detail of: Aodan, Salomé Syndrome 3, 2020. Porcelain head piece by Aodan (3.5 x 8.5 x 7 in.), documentary

Storied References is a group exhibition curated by invitation and from a national call for entry featuring artwork that grapples with the harsh truths of contemporary reality while employing familiar narrative motifs found in oral traditions, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends. As humans we have always sought to understand ourselves and the world around us through the stories we tell each other. Artists translate verbal and literary narratives into visual language, sometimes retelling stories from a new perspective: mashing them up, stripping them down or retelling them through the lens of feminism, cultural or personal experience. Storied References features artists: Kamal Al Mansour, Aodan, Michael Barnes, Brandin Barón, Sarah Bielski, K. Johnson Bowles, Kathy Bruce, Patricia Constantine, Ross Everett, Richard Gessert, Ronald Gonzalez, Heidi Jensen, Andrew Ellis Johnson, B. Lynch, Firoz Mahmud, Sarah Martin, Joseph Miller, Kel Mur, B. Quinn, Amy Schissel, Aaron Sizemore, Jason Tannen, Rhonda Urdang, Lauren Woods. These exhibitions contain mature content and may not be suited for all audiences. We recommend visitors contact the Museum before organizing visits with children or sensitive audiences.

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