Artist: Robert Barnes

Blaine Bradford

Received B.F.A. from University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1956. Also studied at Columbia University, Hunter College and the University of London (England). Has won several grants and awards including two Fullbright Grants, a William and Norma Copley Foundation Prize for Painting, a Guri Siever award from the Art Institute of Chicago, a Childe Hassam purchase prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Barnes is in several major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art (New York); Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago), Madison Art Center, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Title: Jack’s Dil Duck, 2012
Medium: Pastel drawing on paper

Artist: Paul Brunk

Blaine Bradford Artist Statement/ Info: Former Kishwaukee College student
Title: Dr. Pepper, 2011
Medium: Pastel drawing on paper

Artist: Tracy Crump

Tracy Crump Tracy Crump
Title: Self-Portrait
Medium: graphite and ink on paper 
Year: unknown
Title: Black and White Portrait 
Medium: ink on paper
Year: unknown
Artist Statement/ Info:
Represented by Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago

Artist: Justin Schroyer

Roberson Artist Statement/ Info: 

Former Kishwaukee College art student
Title: Corruption, 2011
Medium: mixed media on paper

Artist: David Willett

Roberson Artist Statement/ Info: http://www.davidwillettart.com/

I am interested in the processes and forces that break us down over time both physically and spiritually.  This weathering is inevitable. The body is subject to sickness, injury, and aging. The spirit is subject to varying types, durations, and degrees of stressors. For me the result of this process is of greatest significance. What is its purpose? What does it produce? Ultimately I hope to frame these questions within the context of impermanence and fragility. These processes and forces can leave a beautiful patina, but they also point toward mortality and a consideration of what follows. My work references these ideas through the material and process. I take various types of paper and distress them by hand until they are flexible and faceted like skin. The paper is transformed into an analog for the body which I then cut, peel, tear, layer, and repair. The end product visually reveals a history of the process and energy that acted upon it. This informs our understanding of the dissonance between its delicate beauty and scarred fragility.
Title: Eye Soar 5, 2009
Medium: Charcoal and conté on paper