Exhibition: The Almost Metal Collective

EXHIBITION: THE ALMOST METAL COLLECTIVE

 Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Show includingVideo Installations, Paintings, Prints and Performance Art

 WHAT:  The Almost Metal Collective exhibition takes a visual excursion into the opinions and ideas of this group, which uses technology to create things out of the “castoffs of contemporary culture.”  The collective includes artists Krista Hoefle, Jason Lahr, Sheilah Wilson, Rudy Shepherd and works from Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned of the ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts).

The work in the exhibition will include oil paintings, work on handmade paper using old entertainment systems, a 3-channel, 3-monitor video piece, a multi-media sculpture of amethyst, extruding foam, expanding foam, and paper, prints and digital video pieces (in the gallery and strategically placed across the Columbia College campus).

Elmer and Larned will be at the public reception to engage the audience with questions from their State of the ILSSA Union survey. Hoefle will also be present for the Jan. 31 public reception, performing her piece “Farming,” which is part sculpture and part performance.

WHEN:  Jan. 10 – Feb. 16, 2013, Public reception: Jan. 31, 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago A+D Gallery, 619 S. Wabash Ave.

INFO: (312) 369-8668 or jcuevas@colum.edu

COST: Free and open to the public

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for nearly 11,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.

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Media Contacts:

Erin Purdy, epurdy@colum.edu, 312.369.8695

Steve Kauffman, skauffman@colum.edu, 312.369.7383