Wednesday, March 26, 2008

SXU honors top art student Michael Grimm with solo exhibition

Exhibit runs April 3-4; artists’ conversation and reception 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 4

Chicago (March 26, 2008) Saint Xavier University will honor a top student artist with a two-day exhibit beginning April 3 at the SXU Gallery, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

Senior Michael Grimm will present digital imagery and photography in his premiere solo show titled "Visual Discourse: Cultural Commentary.”

Grimm said the exhibit is a critique of modern American culture and its effects on gender, politics, religion and other topics.

“The images are meant to create a contemplative state, evoking an intimate dialogue between image and viewer,” he said.

Grimm creates the digital imagery by merging and manipulating different photographic elements to create the cultural commentary. The photography portion draws upon the Stations of the Cross for inspiration to depict the physical and psychological struggle American women endure from society’s objectification and sexualization.

The exhibit will be on display from April 3 through April 4. An artists’ conversation and reception will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

The SXU Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the SXU Gallery at (773) 298-3081.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or

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