David Schrigley

One of the works in FREE PLAY is David Shrigley's, "Your Parents, You, Your Wee Sister and The Social Services," 2001; Courtesy of the artist.




January 13 - March 6, 2015
Sussel Gallery
Burton D. Morgan Gallery

Press Release

Thursday, January 15, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Game Night!!!

Wednesday, February 25 7:00 p.m., Ebert Art Center, Rm. 223
Melissa E. Feldman, FREE PLAY Curator, Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games

  • FREE PLAY brings together an international array of artists who produce works modeled on games and play. Whether derived from the playground, the video arcade, the casino, or the rec room, each artist in the exhibition reinvents a playable "game" that reveals social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From re-enacting territorial disputes to the use of mathematical strategy, the seventeen artists in FREE PLAY create experiences for visitors that raise political awareness. Included are David Shrigley's tragic-comic version of table tennis, Your Parents, You, Your Wee Sister, and The Social Services, 2001, Yoko Ono's Fluxus-era, all white chess set, Play it By Trust, 1966/2014, and Mary Flanagan's hopscotch game, BOMBSCOTCH, 2013. All of the works on view are functional games that visitors are free to play.
  • FREE PLAY is an exhibition curated by Melissa E. Feldman and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York.FREE PLAY was made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from ICI's International Forum and Board of Trustees.

2015 Studio Art Senior Independent Study Group Exhibition

April 24 - May 10, 2015
Sussel Gallery

  • Colin Bauman '15; Adam Brinson '15; Julia Cropper '15; Samuel Donnorummo '15; Jessica Friesen '15; Melissa Hackett '15; Morgan Hughes '15; Min Sung Kim '15; Grace Lawton '15; Gabrielle Morrison '15; Bjorn Olsen '15; Aniecia Patridge '15; Lauren Perrino '15; Young Jae Shin '15

Walter Zurko: Sculpture

March 31 - May 10, 2015
Burton D. Morgan Gallery