Professional artist Robert Schwieger showcases his monoprints in Oesterle Library Gallery

Oct 08, 2015

North Central College presents the artwork of Robert Schwieger in an exhibit of his monoprints Oct. 11 through Dec. 3.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Schwieger will greet visitors at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Schwieger’s monoprints are characteristic of the art that grew out of the late 1960s and the Pop Art movement. He uses screen printmaking processes, and his works are a blend of the real and the abstract, depicting delicate, cloudlike forms, flat color, and images of land and people. To these elements Schwieger incorporates personal history with symbolism and decorative patterns.

Born in Nebraska, Schwieger received his M.F.A. from the University of Denver and was a professor of art at Minot State University in North Dakota from 1967 to 1990.

Screen printing, silk screening and serigraphy are all variations on a stencil process that enjoys a healthy history and provides printmakers with an exciting avenue to the creative process. The process illustrates the flexibility of the medium by providing artists with methods to imprint various substrates, including paper and glass, both two and three dimensionally.

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by Nicor Gas, Advanced Data Technologies, BMO Harris Bank, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.