The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Eternity, A Moment – Geer Tu’s Travel Record,” an exhibit of digital paintings, photographs and ink drawings. The exhibit is free and open to the public from Jan. 13 to Feb. 22.
Geer Tu is an artist whose work focuses primarily on expressing contemporary city scenes and the societies that lie within. Born and raised in Wuhan, China, Tu explores visual design, mixed media and photography about the city and society. In addition, Tu is a researcher in art theory and art marketing.
In “Eternity, A Moment,” Tu interprets the urban landscapes of Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. A videotaped talk by the artist will also be on view in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. A reception will be held in the gallery Monday, Jan. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tu began his formal study of painting in Wuhan Experimental School and studied painting skills under the famous Chinese painter Ye Jun at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Tu went on to major in art design at Nankai University in Tianjin, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. During his studies at Nankai University, he focused on landscape and visual design as well as photography. After working as a designer in magazine media for several years, Tu entered Central China Normal University to study the theory of culture industry and culture heritage, and obtained a master's degree in history. Since 2014 Tu has been working as an art teacher in colleges and universities, and devoted himself to art education, art creation and theoretical research.
The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. The gallery is directed by BettyAnn Mocek, professor of art at CUC and prominent Chicago artist, educator and arts advocate. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit The Ferguson Gallery webpage or call 708-209-3013.