Professor Guen Montgomery opens new exhibit in Springfield

April 15, 2024

The "Junk Drawer" exhibition by artist and professor Guen Montgomery at the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery explores the tension between material culture and animal biology. Montgomery uses prints from fur pelts and family clothing, documenting items from her junk drawer during the pandemic, reflecting personal struggles and societal turmoil. The exhibition delves into themes of memory, gender, and the desire to hold onto possessions, incorporating ceramic wigs and other 3-D objects.

Read the full story in the Illinois News Bureau: Art professor explores contradiction between material culture, our animal bodies in ‘Junk Drawer’ exhibition.

Artwork by Guen Montgomery
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