IRI5 (Erika Simmons) featured in ROCKED & ROLLED

Sub-Title: 

Tape cassette sculptor featured in Rocked & Rolled

Release Date: 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

ISM Location: 

Lockport
For Immediate Release:

                                    ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM -LOCKPORT

                                          Contact:  John Lustig-Director

                                                    john.lustig@illinois.gov

                                        Illinois State Museum presents

                                              ROCKED & ROLLED

 

Featuring Artist/Illustrator Iri5 (Erika Simmons)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

{Lockport, Illinois, April 13, 2019} – {Illinois State Museum-Lockport} announces the next exhibition, ROCKED & ROLLED featuring music themed art, photography, sculpture installation and illustration from  seventy-two (72) emerging and established artists and photographers from Illinois. The artwork is being paired with geodes, minerals, and fossils from the Illinois State Museum Geology Collection. 

 

Featured exhibiting Artist/Illustrator Iri5 aka Erika Simmons from Arlington Heights, Illinois.  A working  American artist whose work has been published in major American publications including The New York Times and The Village Voice.

 

              Exhibition dates, May 1, 2019 through October 6, 2019

              OPENING RECEPTION Sunday MAY 5, 2019- 2:00pm until 4:00pm

 

“Iri5 represents the current wave in American art through the use of “unexpected material”.  The joy embodied in her process is demonstrated in the love of her subject matter and material usage.  This exhibition is a celebration of music through the eyes of art in direct conversation with the rocks, minerals and fossils from the world renowned Geology Collection of the Illinois State Museum.  We are seeking to elevate the material by contrasting the nature of earth’s explosive structure with the culturally defining music created in the last fifty (50) years.  Timeless rocks meet timeless rock stars!”

 

                       John Lustig-Director, Illinois State Museum-Lockport

 

                                  Curator  for ROCKED & ROLLED

John Lustig                          john.lustig@illinois.gov

(Iri5)  Erika Simmons          Erika Simmons@gmail                          

          

  ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM website http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org

                                         Images are available by request.

 

                   ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM-LOCKPORT located at

                  201 W.10th Street, Norton Building-Lockport, Illinois, 60441

                         Public hours, W-F, 9:00 am until 5:00pm,

                         Saturday, Sunday from 11:00 am until 5:00pm

Contact Person: 

John Lustig

Contact Email: 

john.lustig@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

8158387400
ROCKED & ROLLED at Illinois State Museum

"Deborah Harry" by Iri5 aka Erika Simmons tape cassette sculpture on board on view at the Illinois State Museum.

Iri5/Jimmy

"Jimmy" by Iri5 aka Erika Simmons tape cassette sculpture on board on view at the Illinois State Museum.

Iri5/Joey

"Joey" by Iri5 aka Erika Simmons tape cassette sculpture on board on view at the Illinois State Museum.

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