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william cordova in conversation with Edra Soto and Luis Gispert
Artists william cordova, Edra Soto, and Luis Gispert will have a free public conversation at University Galleries. The three artists collaborated on a short film that is premiering in cordova’s solo exhibition at University Galleries.
sacred geometries (4T.A.), is a new collaborative 16mm film made by cordova, Gispert, Soto, and Barron Sherer, which they describe as a “static- movement portrait” of the late artist Terry Adkins (1953–2014). Adkins—a distinguished Illinois State University alumnus (M.S. 1977) whose work has been exhibited and honored internationally—was a close friend of cordova and Gispert. cordova and University Galleries’ Director and Chief Curator Kendra Paitz researched where Adkins lived while he was a graduate student at ISU and secured permission for Soto to temporarily hang and photograph one of his artworks from University Galleries’ Permanent Collection in the Normal, Illinois, apartment. Sherer filmed the resulting photographs with a Bolex 16mm film camera and Gispert created an accompanying soundtrack. The result is a subtle and poetic tribute to Adkins’ profound influence.