September 14, 2021
Moraine Valley Community College Center of Fine Arts and Entertainment (APFC) opens its Robert F. DeCaprio art gallery for exhibitions starting with the exhibition “Press and Clay” by Vida Sačić, from September 19 to October 25.
Sačić is a Chicago-based artist, designer and educator. His work in print media explores the relationship between print and language. She prints and creates large-scale installations, assemblages of prints on paper, textiles and fibers using movable type, touchable letters and a printing press. His works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including at the DeVos Art Museum (Michigan), the Art Mora Gallery (New York), Columbia College (Chicago), and the Center for Book Arts (New York). Sačić has been recognized as Artist in Residence at the Penland School of Art and Craft, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and the Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago, among others. She is an associate professor of art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
His clay sculptures function as translations of the printed word and are often associated with historical printing tools. Working with historical objects used in the commercial printing and textile industries allows one to focus on the production process. These tools of production imply a larger social narrative that speaks of the history of work through the print media.
A reception and an artists’ conference will take place on Monday, October 25, the time to be determined. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during most FPAC performances. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
For more information on the artist, visit his website. For more information or to purchase tickets for other FPAC shows, visit the APFC online or call (708) 974-5500. See the latest COVID-19 protocols for visitors to campus.