Jennifer Hereth, Guest Curator
Due to Covid-19 The Komechak Art Gallery is Closed Until Further Notice
To View The Komechak Virtual Exhibition: Click on the Title of the Exhibition
Future Exhibitions Will Become Available for Viewing on the Scheduled Opening Date.
Benedictine University Art Faculty Biennial
August 24 through October 4, 2020
This exhibition highlights the work of the Department of Art faculty at Benedictine University.
Media include: book arts, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and graphic art.
2020 Exhibiting Faculty
William Scarlato, Hairi Han, Teresa J. Parker, David Marcet
Jennifer Scavone, Vincent Lucarelli, Jimmy Bulosan, Mary Zabrin
William Scarlato: "The Wash House, Airbnb, Littlebourne, Kent, England" - Oil on Wood Panel
"Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory"
Laurie Wohl, fabric artist
October 5, 2020 through January 18, 2021
Aaron Coleman, printmaker
January 19 through February 28, 2021
"The Bible + Code II
Yeohyun Ahn, graphic designer
March 1 through May 2, 2021
Benedictine University Annual Student Art Exhibition
May 3 through May 31, 2021
Annual Benedictine University
Senior Art Exhibition
May 3 - May 31, 2021
Past Virtual Exhibitions
"Cosmic Blueprint: Archetypes in Contemporary Art"
"Cosmic Blueprint: Archetypes in Contemporary Art" is an exhibition and
collaboration with the Illinois Poet Society, Poets and Patrons of Chicago,
artists from across the hemisphere, and the College of DuPage,
that was exhibited at the Komechak Art Gallery at Benedictine Univerity.
Over 50 archetypes were exhibited, along with a writing by a poet.
The Illinois Poet Society and Poets and Patrons of Chicago
were given copies of the artworks and artist statements to develop poems for each work.
"Cosmic Blueprint: Archetypes in Contempoary Art"
was guest curated by Jennifer Hereth, Professor Emerita, the College of DuPage
and she is the inventor of “The Teenage Archetype Carddeck,”
a threaputic tool used across the globe.
About the Teenage Archetype Carddeck
The Teenage Archetype Card Deck is designed to evoke conversation
and interpretation in a classroom or therapeutic setting with
archetype posters encouraging archetypal identification.
The deck came into existence after a tragic shooting by a 20 year old.
Hereth's reaction to the limited vocabulary expressed in
the shooter's last texts messages, "loser, burden and famous"
inspired her and her 100 art students to create and illustrate the deck;
100% of the profits going to support teen causes.
Links and Contact Information for Jennifer Hereth
Artist Website: www.jenniferhereth.com
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase Teenage Archetype Card Deck:
All purchases go to the Bessie Coleman Aviation School for Girls
BenU Student Art Virtual Exhibition 2020
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic:
The 2019-2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition
was replaced with an Online Virtual Art Exhibition.
One of the goals of higher education should always be to prepare
our students for the future and how to navigate strange and difficult times.
The foundation of that instruction should be built on flexibility.
We are proud of what our students have been able to accomplish in the face of adversity.
We are proud of what our students have been able to achieve in the face of hardship.
We are proud of how our students have faced these challenges and are persevering.
We proud to be able to show the artist how to succeed using creativity and imagination.