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Meredith Setser, Floreal Stratum (detail)
handmade felt installation, 25' x 12' x 24", 2011

Meredith Setser: Tunnel Vision

  • July 1 - August 1, 2013
    the gallery will be closed on July 4
  • Reception: July 11, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge, gallery talk by Meredith Setser at 7 p.m., music by Desafinado
  • July 11, additional lecture by Setser in the gallery, 10:30 a.m.
  • Workshop with Meredith Setser, July 11, 1-4 p.m., Room S117, register through Community Education,

An assistant professor of printmaking at Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Setser received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. She is a 2011 recipient of an Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship. Setser has exhibited her work as a printmaker and installation artist both regionally and internationally, including Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University; Open Studio Gallery in Toronto, Canada; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey; Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia; and Museu de Arte de Brasilia, Brazil. “Meredith Setser: A Fantasy Felt Life” was recently published in FiberArts Magazine.

Traditional copperplate etching and its historical application of creating toile cotton fabric tie together Setser’s use of medium and process. In her artist statement for the upcoming exhibit, she said the ideas that inform her studio practice are inspired by “humankind’s increasing encroachment on natural habitats, which has resulted in urban settings where wildlife and people coexist in very close proximity to one another.

“My prints and printed installations attempt to celebrate the commonalities that exist between humans and animal species while at the same time posing questions about the ethics and surrounding consumption of natural resources.”

  • NUNO FELTING workshop by Meredith Setser

    Learn the fundamentals of Nuno felting to produce a lovely, lightweight scarf using colorful merino wool and silk gauze with visiting artist Meredith Setser. Nuno felting is a process of laminating wool fiber onto an open-woven fabric base such as china silk or muslin utilizing agitation and moisture, commonly used to produce garments and accessories. Supplies included.

  • Thursday, July 11, 1-4pm, Fee $50
    Registration Deadline: July 3
    Please register through Parkland College Community Education at 217-351-2055 or online here.

Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the gallery will be closed on Thursday, July 4. For more information or to arrange a tour of the gallery for your group, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or email


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.





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