Monday, October 19, 2015

UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents "Strange Matter"

The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to present Strange Matter, a mixed-media exhibition from Chicago-based artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap.

Strange Matter will open on Monday, October 26 and run through Thursday, November 19. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The exhibit offers a new body of work and installation that plays with light, space and perception. A wash of ambiguous quasi-Mars light blankets objects and drawings that rely on touch as a primary source of navigation. Graphite, the most stable of carbon forms, is worked into the surfaces and materials of the installation, coating everything – suspending time and movement.

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who earned master’s degrees in Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have been working as a team since 2008. Their work has recently been seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Trinity College in Palos Heights, Ill. and The Arts Club of Chicago.

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information exhibition programming, please visit the UIS Visual Arts Gallery website at, or contact the gallery at 217/ 206-6506 or

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