Galleries to Feature Catherine Forster and Collaborations
A collaboration of artwork.
February 23, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, located in the Joyce Eichhorn
Ames School of Art (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington), will feature the work of Catherine
Forster and a series of collaborations by Professor and Director of the School of
Art Miles Bair and members of his advanced painting courses from March 1 to March
The exhibits are free and open to the public. An opening reception and lecture by
Forster will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries
will be closed from March 12 through March 20 for spring break.
Forster’s exhibit Relish the Drift explores water as a medium, metaphor and substance. Some of the projects featured
have been exhibited as solo works, but others were created specifically for this exhibition.
Forster is an artist, filmmaker and curator based out of the Chicago area. She is
also the founder of LiveBox, a non-profit nomadic gallery focused on media art and
The collaborations exhibition is comprised of three series of paintings, each with
a different theme, in which the original artist would only partially complete the
painting before passing it on to another artist to finish. The students involved are
art majors Dustin Springer ’13 and Renee Schade ’12, art and biology double major
Marlena Szewczyk ’13 and mathematics and art double major Kathryn Nishimura ’11.
For additional information on Forster and her work, visit www.catforster.com. For
additional information on the galleries, visit www.iwu.edu/art/galleries/currentlyshowing.html.
Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181