Loyola University Chicago


Good News

Curated by Betsy Odom and Rafael E. Vera
Sept 6 –Oct 5

Opening reception:  Thursday, September 6, 5-7pm
Good news is hard to come by. More and more, artists have a responsibility to respond critically to our political climate, our social inequalities, or our moral shortcomings.  Unfortunately, bad news is all around us.  In this moment, is there room for work that uplifts? Can positivity and authenticity offer a salve for our current condition?   What is the role of work that finds spiritual meaning in color and form or seeks the sublime through the act of making? Have you heard the good news? 
Participating Artists:
Sonja Thomsen
Kate McQuillen
Alberto Aguilar
Benjamin Larose
Mika Horibushi
Above image:  It Happened Tomorrow, 24″ x 24,” acrylic on panel, 2017