Art Exhibit--Images that Celebrate and Challenge
The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Art Gallery is pleased to present Images that Celebrate and Challenge. Featured in the exhibit are two works by Lillian Brulc; 24 silk screen prints from the series Women of the Bible by Luba Lukova, and sculptures by James P. Neilson, O Praem.
Lillian Brulc (1923-2012) was a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. She was a member of KSKJ and the Slovenian Woman’s Union. Some of her many works include murals at St. Joseph Church in Joliet and at St. Elizabeth Seton in Naperville, a sculpture at the Joliet Synagogue, and also murals painted for the city of Joliet. She served as an illustrator for the book Thirsting for the Lord, written by noted Scripture scholar and CTU Professor Carroll Stuhlmueller.
Luba Lukova is an internationally recognized, New York based artist regarded as one of the most distinctive image-makers working today. Whether by using an economy of line, color and text to pinpoint essential themes of the human condition or to succinctly visualize social commentary, her art is undeniably powerful and thought provoking. Lukova's solo exhibitions have been held at UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa Gallery, New York; and The Art Institute of Boston. She has received commissions from Adobe Systems, Sony Music, and Harvard University. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Library of Congress; and Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris. Her numerous awards include Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon, Paris; the Golden Pencil Award at the One Club, New York; Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO. The Huffington Post recently included Lukova’s work as number one in their review "15 Women Artists, Who Have Left Their Mark On Modern Design." Lukova’s new book Graphic Guts (Clay & Gold), featuring her social commentary art, will be released later this year.
Transcending language, culture, and politics, the book presents visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time, such as peace, corruption, gender inequality and the environment. Lukova's work is currently on view at MoMA, New York and Denver Art Museum.
James P. Neilson, O Praem is a Norbertine priest of St. Norbert Abbey (ordained 1993) and a CTU alumnus (1989-1993). He studied at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Notre Dame University, and The Vermont Studio School where he earned an MFA in three-dimensional mixed-media sculpture. He currently teaches art history and sculpture classes at St. Norbert College and also lectures in the Master of Liberal Studies and the Master of Theological Studies at St. Norbert's. His work has exhibited at the Neville Public Museum (Green Bay, Wis.) and at the Ames School of Art (Bloomington, Ill.).