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Waubonsee Art Exhibit Explores Cultural Identity

Cast of an ear and a nose
“Audiolfactory Creolization,” an interactive sound and smell installation by artist Gwenn-Aël Lynn, is part of Waubonsee Community College’s current exhibit entitled “Cultural Evolution?: Migration, Hybridity and Multiculturalism.” The exhibit is running at the college’s Sugar Grove Campus through July 26.

Waubonsee Community College is hosting “Cultural Evolution?: Migration, Hybridity and Multiculturalism,” an exhibit curated by Art Coordinator Cecilia Vargas, through July 26 in the Dickson Center’s Arrowhead Room on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

To examine the past, present and future of cultural identity, Vargas brought together the work of artists Ian Weaver, Gwenn-Aël Lynn and Larry Lee. 

Weaver’s work in the exhibit focuses on the Black Knights, fictional ancestors of immigrants who settled in Illinois’ “Black Bottom” neighborhoods, and includes migration maps, historical seals and other artifacts.

Lee’s contribution is his “(Un)Timely Death of Multiculturalism,” which includes a large prop from and video of a funeral the artist held for the term. 

Lynn is debuting his interactive sound and smell installation “Audiolfactory Creolization.”