SOUTH HOLLAND, IL –The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled 25 Years of Computer Art Exploration by Steve Sherrell. The exhibition will be on display in both the Dorothea Thiel and Photo Four Galleries October 23-November 17. On November 1, Mr. Sherrell will deliver a lecture at 12:15 in room 4431 with an artist reception to follow.
After studying at the School of the Art Institute with Ray Yoshida, Sherrell began exhibiting on a regular basis at many of the city’s great galleries: locally, nationally and internationally. In the early 1990’s he began doing digital artwork on an Amiga computer and taught Computer Art for 20 years. His experimental nature has led him to explore ways that hand-made techniques could merge with computer generated visuals to create unusual and original hybrids.
Sherrell stated, “I studied painting at the School of the Art Institute but became enamored with making computer based artwork. Soon I was showing my digital work alongside my paintings. As an artist, I have always followed the paths that most interested me; the ones that I felt gave back the most fulfilling results. I have little concern for markets, trends, or pressure from peer groups to conform. To me, the notion of discovery has held my interest more than the notion of production.”
He add, “Overall, I have produced a great amount of work in my long career and continue to find new things that excite and interest me. The challenge of art is one that has always been a great motivator for me. To wake up every morning and face something interesting and exciting has been the joy of my life.”
The public is welcome to visit art exhibitions and receptions at no charge. The Dorothea Thiel and Photo Four Galleries are located on the college’s fourth floor and are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They are closed on weekends and holidays. The galleries are supported in part by the SSC Foundation. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. For more information contact (708) 596-2000 ext. 2316.