Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap: Constant, Continual, Boundless

October 29, 2016 – February 8, 2017
Dickson Window Art Project Space
Drawing for Constant, Continual, Boundless by Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, 2016, graphite drawing and collage, 18 x 24 in.

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap's Artist Statement: 
We have a practice centered on touch, play and wonder. We think through making. Our objects -both actual and interpreted- are created, collected and composed as constellations. Manipulation and form give rise to new materialities and narratives, opening ways of reading and/or interpreting these object sequences. Our works are a playful investigation into geological and cosmological scales in all directions and find observation as a mode of sensitizing the mind to wonder. Fossils, lunar regolith, Mars, clay, coral, graphite, silicone, stones, bones, and oxides serve as muses. Materials are played with - resonating their history, translating artifice, and/or a presentation of phenomenological properties.

Sarah Belknap (b. 1983) and Joseph Belknap(b. 1979) are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working as a team since 2008, their art has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Columbus Museum of Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, and Western Exhibitions and Comfort Station, both galleries in Chicago, as well as in artist-run exhibition spaces in Brooklyn, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and the MCA. 

Installation shot of artworks by Sarah Belknap and Joseph BelknapScanned cyanotypes, 2012, Archival inkjet prints and “Moon Skin (5)”, 2013, Platinum silicone and simulated lunar regolith

Lecture: March 27, 2014
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

Workshop: March 27, 2014
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201Sugar Grove Campus
Our workshops are open to all current WCC students (registration required).

For more information about the visiting artist lectures and workshops at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466–2964.


Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall 209
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall 240
(630) 466-7900 ext. 5742