November 3, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Coming Home is a suite of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists. Coming Home celebrates Michigan’s role as a platform for inspiration, exploration, and creative development by highlighting working artists.
Coinciding with the calendar year’s passing of the seasons, and the broader homecoming of travelers, Coming Home celebrates both departures and reunions.
Coming Home features work by artists who are from Michigan, are currently based in Michigan, or have spent a considerable amount of time in Michigan during the course of their careers.
Participating Artists Include:
Nathan Heuer's work is largely concerned with the role of architecture in society as a symbol of cultural values and history. Heuer decontextualizes the subject of each drawing by removing the structure from its surroundings and isolating it on a white ground, asking viewers to reconsider the deeper cultural significance of abandoned structures.
Grand Rapids' painter Rick Beerhorst’s career has spanned over thirty years, and his iconic work has been exhibited worldwide. Beerhorst is known for his folk iconography as well as his stylized subjects (often immediate family members or self-portraits). His new work, inspired by his experience with depression and mental illness, is a departure from the style for which he has become known.
Beerhorst’s most recent work is expressive and experimental and signals a new phase in his career. His large-scale works featuring women who confront the viewer are both emotionally intense and challenging, and are a visual manifestation of his artistic and personal transformation.
Don't Miss the Opening Night Event
Opening Reception: Coming Home and Organize Your Own
Friday, November 03, 2017
Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5
Join us for the Coming Home and Organize Your Own opening reception to get a first look at the works on view. Meet and mingle with the artists on-site, explore the galleries, and enjoy light refreshments from Marie Catrib's and a cash bar.
UICA thanks the following for their support of Coming Home and Organize Your Own.
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance.