September 9, 2011
Jillian Conrad: On Tenterhooks, an Exhibit at Webster University's Hunt Gallery
Webster University's Hunt Gallery presents "On Tenterhooks" new work by Jillian Conrad. "On Tenterhooks" will be Conrad's first time exhibiting in St. Louis and will feature all new, site-specific work made this summer while in residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. Known for infusing raw, utilitarian materials with aesthetic integrity, Conrad negotiates the distinctions between two dimensional images and the three dimensional world. This new body of work will explore perimeters of an absent object while suggesting the centrality and wholeness of an object present.
The exhibition is curated by Webster alumna Marie Heilich and is made possible by generous support by the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission.
Jillian Conrad is based in Houston, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Houston. She graduated with a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2004). Conrad has shown at Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, New York), the Bronx Museum (Bronx, New York), the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, Connecticut), and participated in the Glassell School of Art Core Residency program. Most recently she was in a group show at Smack Melon (Brooklyn, New York), had a solo exhibition at Art Palace (Houston, Texas) and participated in the Headlands residency program in Sausalito, California.
Thursday, Sept. 16–Oct. 15
Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public
Contact 314.968.7957 or firstname.lastname@example.org