Exhibition Reception: Bethany Collins

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 31, 2019

A Pattern or Practice, the most comprehensive presentation of artist Bethany Collins’ work to date, presents thirty pieces created from 2012 to 2019. In her drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and artist’s books, Collins incorporates fractured or illegible phrases, either punishingly erased or arduously rendered. As Holland Cotter recently wrote in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.” The artist elaborates, “I adore language because of its potential capacity, but if language is biased and not representative of us, it’s bound to fail.”

Free curator-led tours and workshops are available by appointment throughout the exhibition. Contact gallery@ilstu.edu or 309.438.5487.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



University Galleries 11 Uptown Normal Normal Illinois 61761 309.438.5487

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