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Art @ the Y


Art @ the Y presents

New Work by CJ McCarrick

On view now through April 10, 2015
at the Y's Murphy Gallery
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Upcoming Murphy Gallery Event:
Boneyard Arts Festival Reception

Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Referencing spiritual feminism of the 70's and 80's, CJ McCarrick connects the representation of the Virgin Mary with the ideals associated with mother, healer, earth, and fertility goddesses from around the world. McCarrick invokes these feminine forms to comment on their individual and independent power in a male dominated society. Using screen-printing, McCarrick duplicates images of the Virgin Mary, emphasizing the similarities between herself and other female deities. McCarrick illuminates the commonalities between differing religions to reflect on how they define those culture's identities, their spiritual practitioners, and their impact upon contemporary society today. This work also highlights the influential roles women play within the global community.

CJ McCarrick is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BFA from Grand Valley State University in Ceramics. McCarrick has exhibited regionally, especially in Illinois and Michigan, and in a variety of group shows.


HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign. Murphy Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.



All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign.

Parking Nearby:
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
Street parking on Wright, Chalmers, & 6th Streets for 75¢ per hour.
Municipal lot on Green & 5th Streets for $1 per hour.


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