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Claire Ashley  / Jane Barthes / Scott Stack 

Artists’ Talk and Reception 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022  

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  

Claire Ashley 


Visual Arts Gallery 

August 22, 2022 – October 5, 2022 


“…thinking about the forms as somewhat floral or vegetable but from another (kitsch fluorescent Star Trek like) planet rather than something recognizably on our own planet.”  

~ Claire Ashley 


Scottish-born, Chicago-based artist Claire Ashley mines the language of painterly abstraction, monumental sculpture, slapstick humor, and Pop Art to transform ordinary materials into inflatable painted sculptures.  


The artwork of Jane Barthes and Scott Stack are simultaneously on view in our Art on Campus spaces for this combined artists’ talk.

“It’s the unsettledness of the painting that makes it interesting. I think we are active participants in how we see. With the barest visual evidence, we will construct a pattern and with any anomaly we will look harder to see if we can incorporate it into a new understanding of the pattern.” 

~ Scott Stack 


Jane Barthes considers herself primarily a draftswoman, forever looking to exploit the illusion of space in new ways. She has spent her time deconstructing and reconstructing all she knows about drawing and painting to better understand and construct the notion of the abstract in new ways.  


The exhibition will be on display through October 5, 2022 Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm, by appointment – we have student staff changes at this time of the academic year, so please check before your visit by emailing