From left to right: Lauren Iacoponi, When The Sunlight Paints Us Pure, 2023. Approx 3 ft 3 in diameter. Foam core, fabric, pins; Lauren Iacoponi, A Totem of Apologies, 2023. 7 x 4 ft 42 units. Foam core, fabric, pins, framed; and Rebecca Griffith’s three pieces Just Rest Easy, Much Too Young to Know, and Still a Pretty Good Picture.

NIU School of Art and Design alumnae Rebecca Griffith and Lauren Iacoponi have a two-person exhibition open now through April 29 at Purple Window Gallery in Chicago.

Griffith is an NIU STEAM educator who earned her B.S. Ed. in Art Education and her M.F.A. from the NIU School of Art and Design. Iacoponi earned her M.F.A. from NIU and was the 2016-2017 recipient of the Northern Illinois University Fellowship for the School of Art and Design.

The show is titled “There Is Time To Grow Old” and an opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

Purple Window is an artist-led, community-supported project space and gallery inside Mana Contemporary Chicago. Purple Window is jointly owned and democratically controlled by its members. The gallery exhibits innovative artists across disciplines through monthly two-person, group, and four-person exhibitions.

Banner art: Detail of Rebecca Griffith’s piece What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962, 2023. 79.5 x 42.5 in. VHS magnetic tape, clear adhesive tape.

Photos by Amy Shelton, courtesy of the gallery.