MALTA (WIFR) -- The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will feature an exhibition of the works of Christian Arrecis through September 30.
There will be a Closing Reception on Thursday, September 29 from 4 – 7:00p.m. in the Gallery. The Gallery hours for Fall 2011 are: Monday and Tuesday, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.; and Friday, 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery and the Closing reception are free and open to the public.
Christian Arrecis holds an M.F. A. and B.F. A. in Photography from Northern Illinois University and is well known to local college students and the art community--he was an adjunct faculty member at Kishwaukee College from 2003 – 2011 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University from 2008 – 2011, teaching a variety of photography courses. Arrecis is currently an Instructor of Photography at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.
Arrecis has exhibited his photography across the United States in both group and solo shows including Spokane Fall Community College (solo, 2010); Magic Silver 2010, Murray State University, Murray, KY; Photography and Literature: Light Writing, 19th Annual New Image Juried Show, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Tallahassee International 24th Annual Juried Competition Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; Visual Narrative, Washington-Jefferson College, Washington, PA; Staged: The Constructed Photograph, at Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA; and Mythological Renderings, Interpreting Myths and Legends Through Art, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA. Arrecis has given numerous presentations and his work has appeared in professional photography publications.
The exhibition at the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is a series of photographs that uniquely traverse image and word. Arrecis said, “Light and shadow function on a symbolic level—the revelation of truth. Books and their time-worn pages, bits of text and images, and found objects all serve as a vehicle to suggest a figurative voyage, that the mysteries of the world can be unlocked and revealed.” Arrecis has created works that speak to the collective unconscious. He said, “I am interested in an exploration of the world through referencing legend, through the intersection between science and magic and where superstition meets history. As such, an intimation of the arcane, the mythological and the mysterious informs these photographs.”