“Looking at Things Directly” is an exhibition by the artists Elsa Muñoz (Chicago) and Justin Sorensen (Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio) being held in the Carlson Tower Gallery and the Brandel Library of North Park University. On first pass the work of these two artists might seem significantly different: Muñoz is representational painter whose work has a singularly poetic character while Sorensen has an eclectic conceptual practice that involves various media in obliquely personal investigations. The combining of the work of these two artists (by gallery curator Tim Lowly) could be understood as a gesture to complicate the reception of both artists’ work and promote a conversation that draws the viewer into deeper consideration of how art comes into being, what it is and what it is doing.
Closing Reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5–7 pm. Gallery hours: 9 am–9 pm, Monday–Friday.