The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Ghost Pattern Waves, the final in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts. Artists Alexander DeGraaf, Caleb Foss, and Billy James Joyce will present artist talks in the Gallery 400 lecture room at 5pm.
The artists in Ghost Pattern Waves make their mark through a variety of means, a series of inputs, which make up a whole. Creating systems for response and translation become necessary siphons for information in a digital age. Fortunately, the humanistic and the sublime prevail despite the conditions of their creation. Ghost Pattern Waves encompasses an expansive view of the input, from audience responses, to personal data, to IRL experience, that make up the material of a work of art. What these works uncover is profoundly more human than what we perceive their chosen interfaces capture, and, bracingly more elusive, imaginative, and transcendent.