This week’s pick is the unconventional, one-night MFA thesis show at Co-Prosperity Sphere featuring the works of the grads of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It’s great to see the students branching out beyond the academic arena and into the wider Chicago art community. And we’re always excited to see new work from new artists!
The following comes from Co-Prosperity’s exhibition announcement:
YOU, I, YOU SEE
MFA Show: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This isn’t your typical first-year, second-year, or MFA-thesis shows; it’s something more honest, spontaneous, and possibly more thorough. Carrying on last year’s success with artsplosia, MFA students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign once again are bringing their multi-disciplinary practice to the audience in Chicago. This time the 5,000-square-foot space will showcase 25 artists’ latest work in Metals, New Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and more. It’s a chic ONE-NIGHT SHOW, which means viewers will be in close contact with the artists throughout the show. But don’t overthink it, it’s all about YOU, I, YOU SEE.
Reception: Friday, March 23rd, 6pm-9pm
Featuring artists: Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, Will Arnold, Bill Berge, Shayna Egan, Justin Farkas, Amy Gilles, Jim Graham, Dan Gratz, Ben Grosser, Hana Hong, Erica Leohner, Hali Linn, Maria Lux, Samantha Persons, Megan Roche, Paul Shortt, Michael Smith, Lindsey Snell, Laura Tanner, Jess Tolbert, Nicki Werner, Scott Vanidestine, Sarah Beth Woods, Michael Woody, Xinran Yuan
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Chicago