Art exhibit by Javier Jimenez challenges limitations

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Published 03/16/2022
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A new art exhibit by Rockford, Illinois printmaker Javier Jimenez is now viewable until April 18, 2022, in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One located in Building H, Rm H100. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and attendance is free and open to the public. The exhibit, “Different Sh*t, Different Day,” is a play on the popular vernacular phrase “Same Sh*t, Different Day.” It is a colloquial phrase that criticizes the monotony of life and work and is often heard in offices, job sites, restaurants, or retail. Jobs that are vital to modern everyday life are not often considered a part of a creative field. 

Jimenez found his escape from the same daily routine through art, allowing him to treat each day with endless possibilities. The show reflects Jimenez’s experiences in various ways, such as experimenting and filling his studio with prints of ideas and projects, all at different stages of creation. These experiments led him to create three specific screens for printing his work and restricting the process to only the colors of red and blue. These parameters are a metaphor for all the things that may limit someone.

For more information on this Art Exhibit, contact Juan Fernandez, director of art and design, at 847-214-7405 or jfernandez@elgin.edu.