Wilson Yerxa’s “Aerobic Exorcise” Exhibit Now at South Suburban College’s Thiel Gallery

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present an exhibition entitled “Aerobic Exorcise” by artist Wilson Yerxa. Yerxa, originally from California, has lived in Chicago since 2018 after living in New England. The exhibition, displayed in SSC’s Dorothea Thiel Gallery, commenced on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, and will run until Thursday, November 17, 2022, with an artist reception on Friday, November 4, at 10 a.m.

Yerxa stated, “My drawings and paintings are conceived of as parts. What they are is usually determined later and is subject to change. The works comprise a growing vocabulary I can source to create composite paintings and installations. As in the film, the footage comes first, then the editing. Some works stand-alone and are displayed individually, while others need to be cut up, glued, stitched, or layered, among other works. I am asking what analogies can be made between vastly different subjects. How can I fend off conclusions to recycle ideas and perspectives? I seek moments of stability within the unslowing mixture. ”

The Dorothea Thiel Gallery is on the fourth floor of SSC’s main campus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and is 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, please email etucker@ssc.edu or call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2300.

"Red Grapes" by Wilson Yerxa
PICTURED: The South Suburban College Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois.