“Made in Brazil,” an exhibition of prints by international artists from the collection of Robert Bornhuetter, professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University School of Art – Printmaking, will be on display at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, through May 30.
Bornhuetter’s first trip to Brazil occurred in 1986 and continued until 2003.
“The 12 trips I have taken to Brazil allowed me sufficient time to make friends, meet fellow artists and to exchange thoughts on artistry, in general,” Bornhuetter said in a news release.
“Brazil is an immense country where the language is Portuguese with a vast array of food, jungles, waterfalls, locations to see and wines and liquors to taste. I became familiar with the culture and assorted geographic sites that I acquired a sense of belonging and to this end, I started to collect art works,” he said.
“The atelier/gallery I was dealing with in São Paulo, Brazil, is Glatt/Ymagos and is a haven for artists from Brazil and international environs as well. I started to exchange prints (trocar) with other artists to reflect the diversity of styles and to have examples on hand,” he said.
The artists chosen for the exhibit represent various styles. The artists include Jose Guyer Salles, Eduardo Iglesias, Marcia Novães, Wylma Sedys, Cecilia Suzuki, Ignacio Rodrigues, Renina Katz, Henry Vitor, Nelson Godoy, Guillermo de Faria, Barbara Xumaia and several others.
The exhibition consists of lithographs, intaglio and serigraphs all printed by hand.
The Art Box is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Dan Grych at 815-758-0313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.