Immaterial Gallery @ Prairie Glass House

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Immaterial Gallery @ Prairie Glass House

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Immaterial Gallery @ The Prairie Glass House presents the following artists at the 2022 Boneyard Arts Festival:
Will Arnold, Tamsyn Gilbert, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Micah McCoy, Nick Mullins, Brian O’Neill, and Nathan Pearce

Saturday: 2pm-6pm

Will Arnold received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently lives and works in Champaign, IL where he manages the student labs and studios at the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois. Will co-runs Work Press & Publication, a Risograph-based zine and artist book self-publishing venture. In recent years, Will’s practice has primarily focused on zines, comics, and artist books. Through collage and delving into and remixing historical comics, he explores themes such as landscape, epistemology, and memory.

Nick Mullins received his Master’s of fine art in Metals from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He currently manages labs at the Schools of Art + Design at the University of Illinois. Nick’s work revolves around improvisation, risk, chance, and the decay of memory.

Tamsyn Gilbert holds a BA in Cinema Studies and Anthropology from The University of Melbourne (Australia), a Masters in Media Studies, a Masters of Philosophy (Sociology) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from The New School for Social Research (USA). She seeks to understand the form and function of artistic practices, conceptualize their deep sociological meanings, and become an advocate of their artists via her written, artistic, and curatorial work. Her research connects the sociology of art, media studies, and cyberfeminism to explore the ways and which women are “seen” in digital environments. From volunteering at major film events including the Melbourne Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival to working on archival projects at Anthology Film Archives, to one-on-one collaboration with artists staging performances, she has been exposed to a range of media techniques, platforms, and tools of production and display. Tamsyn has also brought together exhibitions and events linked to international festivals (Venice Biennale and Liverpool Biennale), museums (Museum of Modern Art, New York City), and research institutions (Hong Kong Baptist University, Manchester School of Art). She had also created online platforms to foster collaborative content development and display.

Phillip Kalantzis Cope holds a BA in Public Policy from Monash University (Australia), a MA in International Relations from The Australian National University (Australia), and a Ph.D. in Politics from The New School for Social Research (USA). He uses the camera to draw attention to the subconscious of the everyday. In the reflected truth of the subject matter, he seeks to find redemptive potentials in the properties of our collective history. His work has been published, exhibited internationally, written about, and can be found in public and private collections.

Brian O’Neill is a sociologist and photographer based in Illinois, for the moment. His work explores the relations of society to nature, using a variety of documentary and analytical techniques. Much of his photographic and sociological output to date has investigated the practices and meanings of “industry” to local communities and environments. Rather than the typical documentary question – what is going on here? Brian’s work provokes a confrontation with a society that begs the question: how did we get here, to begin with?

Micah McCoy is a photographer and poet based in Central Illinois and Chicago. Micah’s work explores issues of religiosity, anxiety, and social detachment. With a background in Sociology, Micah captures artifacts left behind from the social interactions of individuals and communities as well as catching these interactions in progress. In 2020, Micah accepted the Henry Nias Business in the Arts Fellowship with the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He currently serves in this role while working to complete an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. His work has been featured in many online publications and featured in exhibitions at the Urbana Museum of Photography, The Independent Media Center Urbana, JKC Gallery Trenton, NJ and others.

Nathan Pearce is an artist based in Southern Illinois. Pearce works in book and zine making and photography. Pearce’s publications are held in several artists’ book and library collections including those at MoMA, The Met, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Center for Creative Photography. His work has been exhibited in solo shows at the PhotoNola festival, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Nizhniy Tagil Museum of Fine Arts and The Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago. He has been published in over 200 books, zines and exhibition catalogs; as well as online in The Huffington Post, The British Journal of Photography, Juxtapoz and Self Publish Be Happy.

  • Day 1 April 2, 2022
  • Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

  • Tamsyn Gilbert

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope Artist
Tamsyn Gilbert Artist


April 2
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Prairie Glass House
4018 N. Lincoln Ave.
Champaign, IL 61822 United States
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