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Sep 6 – Dec 20, 2019

detail of abstract artwork

SPECTRA is an interdisciplinary group exhibition that seeks to explore ideas around utilizing theories of abstract art through multiple mediums. The exhibition offers a diverse group of artwork that all have foundations in abstract art theories, but dare to defer from traditionally accepted mediums, or provide insight into experimental modes of expression.

SPECTRA is being presented concurrently with Relevant, an exhibition guest-curated by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator Juana Williams. Relevant is presented at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). While SPECTRA examines a broad scope of contemporary abstraction and non-representational art, Relevant is made up of abstract paintings from the GRAM collection. Relevant discusses the historical and foundational narrative of abstraction, while SPECTRA focuses on contemporary, experimental, and recently-created works. Relevant and SPECTRA are curated as an exhibition pair, speaking to one another, and filling in the gaps of each other.

Member Morning: SPECTRA
Thu, Sep 5, 2019

UICA Members can enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Juana Williams, UICA's Exhibition's curator. Members, click here to register for Member Morning: SPECTRA.

Opening Night Event
Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Opening night event, guests discussing artwork

5:30 - 9:00 pm
Free for UICA Members;
Free with admission

Join UICA for the opening of our newest exhibition, SPECTRA. Enjoy a cash bar, light refreshments, and a first look at the works on view.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.