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KC Art Gallery opens season with ‘Drone R’ US’

Published: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery’s first show of the fall is "Drone R’ US," featuring the works of artists Dominic Sansone and CJ Hungerman. The show will run through Sept. 25. Pictured is a detail from one of CJ Hungerman’s works, "cosmo robotica reaper madness," mixed media.

The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will open the new season with a provocative dual exhibition titled “Drone R’ US,” featuring the works of artists Dominic Sansone and CJ Hungerman.

The show will run through Sept. 25 with an artists reception from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 in the gallery. Gallery hours for the fall are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery and the artists reception are both free and open to the public.

Sansone’s works are sculptures created using the traditional mediums of bronze, iron and porcelain, as well as contemporary materials of silicone, urethane rubber, foam and plastic. His works and their installation are designed to invite the viewer to consider the current cultural desensitization to violence as a result of nonstop media saturation.  

“As a single cohesive composition, my work is intended to create a monument contradictory to the ones that dominate the landscape of our cities,” he said in a news release. “In the end, these works do not answer the questions or propose solutions, but hopefully cause the viewer to consider, with more than a cursory glance, the visual culture of our cities, our entertainment, our public art and our media.”

Hungerman’s works are mixed media and composed of kinetic color interwoven with iconic images representing human emotions. Each work is a vibrant, color labyrinth that, in its complexity and seeming chaos, reveal a unique explanation to the individual viewer. Juxtaposed with the works of Sansone, the “Drone R’ US” exhibition is both visually arresting and thought-provoking.

For more information, call Steven Hoover, gallery director, at 815-825-2086, ext. 2611.

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