For Immediate Release June 2016

PrecariCorps, For Immediate Release, Brianne Bolin, Joeseph Fruscione

Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia

 June 8, 2016



Typographic Design preview by PrecariCorps Creative Director, Kat Jacobsen

PrecariCorps is pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A collection of our promotional visual arts will be displayed, including the first installation of our newest ongoing project, The Wall of the Invisible Army. This project will explore narratives of invisibility as experienced by adjunct faculty, which comprise at least 50% of the nation’s professoriate. All exhibited PrecariCorps artworks will be for sale, with purchases directly benefiting PrecariCorps’s Hardship Relief Fund and Grants for Faculty Development.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring artworks and signed pieces on our Facebook and Twitter pages that can be purchased from our collection, as well as the pieces that will hang in the gallery.

The exhibition’s mission, like many detailing contingency, focuses on precarious economic concerns expressed through visual arts. The show will highlight issues like income inequality, artists’ wages, labor activism, student debt, rising tuition, and the insecurity of part-time faculty placements.

The exhibition opens on June 24 and runs through July 30. Gallery admission is free.

PrecariCorps is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers financial and professional support for adjunct college faculty. Our mission is to provide temporary relief from the economic, emotional, and physiological stressors that define adjuncts’ lives by matching donations with those in need. Donations are tax-deductible.

Gallery 400 is affiliated with the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and it showcases diverse contemporary art, architecture, and design.

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For our June, 2016 press release in PDF format, click here.