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Sixty-Two Chicago-Area Artists Define Abstraction in New Elder Gallery Exhibit

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Chicago-area artist Michelle Grabner's definition of abstraction.
Artist Dan Devening's portrayal of abstraction.
Artist Todd Chilton defines abstraction.
Alexander Herzog, curator of the Rocket Run exhibit, defines abstraction.

Sixty-two Chicago-area artists were asked to define abstraction, its limitations and how it is informed by our daily lives. Their answers will be found in one of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s largest Elder Gallery exhibits, “Rocket Run.”

Curated by artist Alexander Herzog, Rocket Run will be on exhibit October 22 through November 23. The exhibit features painting and photography.

Featured artists include: Geoffrey Todd Smith, Allison Reimus, Michelle Bolinger, Esau McGhee, Cole Pierce, Todd Chilton, Scott Stack, Samantha Bittman, Scott Wolniak, Josh Reames, Zoe Nelson, Jacob Goudreault, Matt Irie, Andrew Falkowski, Rose DiSalvo, Ron Ewert, Alexander Herzog, Steven Husby, Eric Lebofsky, Karen Azarnia, Noah Rorem, Andy Hall, Michelle Grabner, Judith Geichman, Elijah Burgher, George Liebert, Sofia Leiby, Brad Killam, Jessica Labatte, Peter Fagundo, Kelly Kaczynski, John Opera, Judy Ledgerwood, Darrell Roberts, Dan Devening, John Phillips, Robert Burnier, Leslie Baum, Luis Romero, Jerome Acks, Ryan Travis Christian, Dana DeGiulio, Kaylee Wyant, Titus Dawson, Andrew Holmquist, Rafael Vera, Jessie Mott, Matt Morris, David Linneweh, Richard Hull, Deborah Boardman, Zachary Buchner, Mara Baker, Ryan M Pfieffer, Rebecca Walz, Carmen Price, Eric Ruschman, Erin Washington, Candida Alvarez, Craig Yu, Oli Watt and Justin Witte.

Elder Gallery is located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.