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Bethany Collins: A Pattern or Practice
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30-5:00; Friday 9:30-8:00; Saturday-Sunday 12:00-4:00
A Pattern or Practice, the most comprehensive presentation of artist Bethany Collins’ work to date, presents thirty pieces created from 2012 to 2019. In her drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and artist’s books, Collins incorporates fractured or illegible phrases, either punishingly erased or arduously rendered. As Holland Cotter recently wrote in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.” The artist elaborates, “I adore language because of its potential capacity, but if language is biased and not representative of us, it’s bound to fail.”
From February 15th through March 31st, Bethany Collins’ America: A Hymnal will be exhibited at Milner Library. This exhibition will include a display of related publications from Milner’s collection.
University Galleries is collaborating with multiple partners to present programming during, and following, Collins’ exhibition, including Milner Library, the Children’s Discovery Museum, Normal Editions Workshop, @Salon, and Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. All events are free and open to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.438.5487 to schedule exhibition tours.
Free curator-led tours and workshops are available by appointment throughout the exhibition. Contact email@example.com or 309.438.5487.