Inner Monster, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago (film installation)

I exhibited Inner Monster, at the Betty Rymer Gallery in Chicago from February 10th, through March 29th, 1995 as part of Cheap Art. Cheap Art was a juried exhibition of work created from inexpensive media and materials. Inner Monster was a stop-motion self portrait with animated mud mask created on a super-8 camera and displayed as a repeating single channel video installation.

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From Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, February 10th, 1995:

Kindergarten pop: If you own cardboard, crayons, markers, ballpoint pens, tempera or poster paints, you too can try to create works like those in the “Cheap Art” exhibit opening tonight through March 29 at the School of the Art Institute’s Betty Rymer Gallery.   The juried show also includes works based on low-cost forms of image reproduction such as photocopiers and disposable cameras. A special reception runs from 5 to 7PM today. Admission is free. The gallery, 280 S. Columbus, is open 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Call (312) 443-3703

From Chicago Tribune
Sunday, March 5th, 1995:

“Art Exhibit. School of the Art Institute, Betty Rymer Gallery, 280 S. Columbus Drive, 10AM to 5PM. Cheap Art, a juried exhibition of work created from inexpensive media and materials ranging from cardboard, crayons, magic markers and ballpoint pens to tempera and poster paints. The exhibition will also display works that use low-cost and accessible forms of image  reproduction. Continues all week.

The Betty Rymer Gallery is named in honor of Betty Rymer, the late wife of School Board of Governors member Barry Rymer. In 1989, Mr. Rymer made a major contribution to the School’s Advancement Program and a newly renovated gallery was opened as a result. Betty Rymer had many interests, one of which was a longstanding commitment to education and a belief in the support and nurturing of young people. Betty Rymer was also interested in art and in her later years took classes in painting in order to develop that interest. The Betty Rymer Gallery showcases the strength and diversity of the School’s programs, highlighting work from the departments and presenting special exhibitions.