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Waubonsee Art Coordinator Exhibits Work
Waubonsee Community College Art Coordinator Anni Holm, of West Chicago, is part of the current "Revolution of Self" exhibit at the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave. Running through March 9, 2012, the exhibit is part of the “Alumni on 5” series, which features works by Columbia College alumni on the library’s fifth floor.
Holm is showing five pieces from her "Photo ID" series, which is a larger collection of headshots that have appeared on her photo identification cards over the years. In her artist statement, Holm explains, “The elevation of the previously utilitarian item is a nod to the origins of portraiture and an attempt to draw attention to the evolution of the genre. The work can be viewed as a study of expressions according to the ID or simply a study of the changes, or lack thereof, in physical appearance. At last it can also be viewed as to ask, if these images really, besides showing the facial features and often embarrassing awkward poses, reveal our true identity.”
Holm earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Columbia in 2004.