CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three projects curated by Chicago arts consultant Lela Hersh will be exhibited April 30 through June 12 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
• "Rebecca Cummins: Slow Light" features installations and photographs that reflect the artist's fascination with ancient ocular principles. A professor of art at the University of Washington, Seattle, Cummins uses modern technology and antiquated pre-cinematic visual instruments to translate her virtual conceptualizations into reality.
• "Richard Garrison: Circling Limits" includes drawings, abstract images and installations created using methods and tools as diverse as Global Positioning System coordinates and a 1960s toy, the Spirograph. Garrison constructs altered and reconfigured landscapes that function as metaphors for exploring societal contradictions.
• "Tom Kalin: Behold Goliath" comprises four experimental short films inspired by U.S. writer Alfred Chester's short-story collection of the same name. Kalin's films use Chester's words with computer-voice synthesizers, juxtaposing them with music, film and hand-drawn images. An Illinois alumnus, Kalin is a professor in the film division of Columbia University.
Hersh, a private fine arts and museum consultant, and UI alumna, served for 20 years as director of collections and exhibitions at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts. She also taught at the School of the Art Institute and served on the board of the American Association of Museums.
An opening reception takes place 5-8 p.m. April 30 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St.
I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.