Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book, Paper, and Print is pleased to present Faith & the Devil by Lesley Dill. This large-scale installation investigates the philosophical and existential conundrums of evil and underlying faith in the world. The source and lynchpin for this investigation is Big Gal Faith, an eight-foot tall female figure centered in the gallery. Her wild word hair and lavish twenty-six foot wide dress of drawn images and words express the main themes of the exhibit: cruelty and violence, lust, forgiveness, reflection, and transcendence. Big Gal Faith is accompanied by a word-covered androgynous figure representing Lucifer, with words of hate on his front and words of joy on his back. Mural-size drawings accompany Big Gal Faith and Lucifer, as dense forest of interlocking words and images stenciled on fabric, function as a theater backdrop. This exhibition is open September 8–December 11, 2015.
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1104 South Wabash, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 12-5pm