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Art and Art History

People in Packets

People in Packets is an exhibition of recent work by the artist team Owen Mundy and Joelle Dietrick. In the Sonnenshein Gallery, Packet Switching is a series of generative animations that visualizes architecture as fragments affected by economic and communications systems. The title of the series references how digital communication breaks files into smaller manageable blocks of data called packets. Each packet is then sent through a network, taking the quickest route possible, and reassembled once they reach their destination.
Since considering architecture as data packets manipulated by larger systems, the artists are currently applying these ideas to people as data packets, hence the title of the exhibition People in Packets. New work in the Albright Gallery gives visitors a glimpse into the artists’ work mid-process with Tally, a web browser that gamifies online activity; Product Monsters, looping animations that will eventually be part of the Tally; The Speed of Thinking, a mobile game that playfully connects global trade to global warming; and Falling Containers, a generative study for The Speed of Thinking. Both games are being development during their Fulbrights to Austria, Germany, Chile and Hong Kong from 2016 to 2019. 

October 6 - November 1, 2017

Photo Galleries

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    Beatrice Skeffington-Palmieri exhibits images from her semester abroad in Greece. October 25-December 1, 2018
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    October 11th  to November 4th

    Sonnenschein Gallery/Albright Gallery
    Durand Art Institute 
    Lake Forest College

    M/W/F: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    SAT/SUN: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    By Appointment: Call (847)-735-5194

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    Students from Michelle Bolinger’s summer Art class display their projects. The exhibit runs from September 13-October 12, 2018.
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    September 6 - October 6, 2018

    In the Sonnenschein Gallery, Green Daze, Migration (Nene, Indigo Bunting male and female, and California Condor) shows four bird vocalization pieces hung on semi transparent layers in front of an opaque landscape print. Collaborating with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology NY, Hargrave creates abstract patterned “portraits” of the most threatened and endangered birds of the world using sound files depicting sound wave patterns of actual bird calls. Hargrave photographs, layers, and colors the sound waves using the hues of the eyes, talons, skin, or plumage of each particular species.
    In the Albright Gallery, On Any Given Night …  presents archives of the voices of scientists describing field conditions, dates, times, and the catalog numbers of each recording, dating back to the 1950s. Our ways of interacting with and experiencing wildlife are now mediated through the use of technology. Hargrave presents chilling archival recordings of the very last mating calls of now extinct male birds summoning non-existent females. The poignancy of a library containing this evidence of biodiversity past and the sense of loss is deeply moving to the artist and inspired this project.

    Gallery Hours: MWF 2-5PM | SAT/SUN 1-5PM | By appointment
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    The Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries feature the work of 10 graduating seniors.