Columbia College Chicago

Really Big Paper + Postcard Art Competition


June 6–July 12, 2008
Reception: June 6, 2008 5:30 - 7:30

    Jill Littlewood                                                                                         Peter Sowiski

Jill Littlewood and Peter Sowiski, two nationally known artist/papermakers make VERY large paper. Put them together and you get REALLY BIG PAPER. Jill Littlewood’s full room installation is called Death and Other Lives. As she says, “I chose death as a topic because I wanted something big enough to be both mythic and encyclopedic. It was a good choice–death takes you everywhere.” Peter Sowiski’s large scale art grew out of his experiments with pulp painting and his “All American Boy” interest in army planes and their weapons. He investigates size with his large-scale studies of these nightmarish fantasies of what we now call WMDs.

The Curt Teich Postcard Archives at the Lake County (IL) Discovery Museum sponsors a biennial “design a postcard” competition. The winners get their art reproduced as a real post card and the collection forms the POST CARD ART COMPETITION EXHIBITION. When this traveling show arrives at the Center its international response brings to the gallery a great variety of art, wit and chicanery.