Monday, February 19, – Tuesday, March 26, 2024

  • Reception: Thursday, February 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Music by Brad Wheeler Trio
  • Visiting Artist Lectures:
    • Kelsey Blacklock, February 29 at 3 pm, Lecture Hall C118
    • Mitch Eckert, Wednesday, March 27 at 2 pm, Lecture Hall C118
    • Yolanda del Amo, March 5 at 1:15 pm, Lecture Hall C118, online and in-person, register here to attend through Zoom

The Distance Between includes painting, mixed media, installation, and photography. These seven artists highlight contemporary issues whose work explores aspects that illustrate the idea of "distance" and its relationships between time, memory, place, materiality, and longing. The meaning of distance is often ambiguous in the work, leading the viewer to explore the content and experience new perspectives.

Many of these artists provide a call to arms, seeking a resolution to existing challenges and offering an opportunity to contemplate these issues to reflect on where we are and want to be.

The exhibit participants include Yolanda del Amo, residing in New York, NY; Kelsey Blacklock, residing in Indianapolis, IN; Mitch Eckert, residing in Louisville, KY; Margaret Hull, residing in Detroit, MI; Jackson Martin, residing in Asheville, NC; Jennifer Seo, residing in Spokane, WA; and Chunbo Zhang, residing in Schaumburg, IL.

Giertz Gallery is a platform to exhibit art that reflects and explores society's cultural interests and concerns and serves as a learning laboratory for our students. Group exhibitions are an opportunity to bring art and ideas together and present them in an accessible, relevant, and meaningful way. Our exhibitions and programming strive to provide a variety of artistic expression and inspire thoughtful dialogue.

Chunbo Zhang, Food Tresuer Series – Greasy Cheeseburger36 x 48 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2023
Please note: Construction is ongoing to the outdoor area north of the gallery. Therefore, we recommend using the B7 parking lot (X2 entrance). Once inside the building, turn left, then follow all the upward ramps and signs to the gallery.



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Giertz Gallery acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. All events in the accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a Section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2338 or email