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Bethany Collins visits Normal Editions to Collborate on Limited Edition Print

Monday, February 3rd
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Bethany Collins will be a visiting artist in residence at Normal Editions in the Wonsook Kim School of Art the week of February 3 – 7, 2020. Collaborating with the students, staff, and faculty to produce a limited edition of prints is the focus of the visit.

Bethany Collins is an artist from Chicago who works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, prints, sculptures, and artist’s books where she incorporates fractured or illegible phrases, either punishingly erased or arduously rendered.  Collins has explored personal, bureaucratic, and lyrical language.* 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.”

Collin’s work was recently featured in a solo show at University Galleries entitled Bethany Collins: A Pattern or Practice. To see images of the work and for more information about the exhibition follow this link * https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2019/bethany-collins/index-1.php

Normal Editions is located in the Center for the Visual Arts building room 129A. Visitors are welcome to stop by to observe the project in process. Collin”s visit is sponsored in part by Normal Editions, University Galleries, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Additional information about the artist: https://bethanyjoycollins.com/home.html

(photograph of Bethany Collins in studio, courtesy of the artist and PATRON Gallery, photo credit: Chris Edward)

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Center for the Visual Arts
401 S. School Street
Normal, IL