Under The Influence
In our hyper-connected, contemporary society the term “under the influence” is often associated with notions of illicit drug use or the effects of excessive alcohol consumption. But every one of us is under the influence of something - our past, our family, the political climate, social media, peer groups, other artists and more. Whether good or bad, by choice or unconsciously drawn, influences and influencers change our behavior, beliefs, thinking, values and culture.
Artists are the mirrors of culture, so what influences you?
Works in any medium are accepted, for this exploration of the compelling forces producing effects on our actions and opinions.
Artists are invited to submit up to two works of art, each not to exceed 48” in the largest dimension.
Artists MUST include “their influence”, on the Exhibition Entry Form. For film or video work, artists must supply their own projection system.
Drop off work: September 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Exhibition dates: September 9 - October 1st
Opening reception: September 11, 7-9pm (tentatively, with social distancing details to follow)
Pick up work: October 2nd, 3rd and 6th
Cost per submission:
$15 for first submission, $10 for second submission - Member
$25 for first submission, $15 for second submission - Non-member
Bring all submissions to our gallery at 720 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302
All work must have been created in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at OPAL.