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CUC gallery hosts a re-envisionment of Dutch portraits


Photographer Tom Van Eynde’s “A Contemporary Re-Envisionment of Dutch Portraits” will be exhibited through October 28 at the Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago.

Tom Van Eynde’s photographs re-envision the portraits of Northern European and Flemish art in particular of the 15th through 17th centuries. While completely modern in appearance, the images draw viewers to a time when portraits were considered status symbols. Van Eynde’s images are large and purposeful, depicting the models staring out at the viewer with the timelessness of their nobility and a sense of power and sophistication. The use of forgotten fashion devices, such as cavalier collar and cuffs become the touchstone that blurs the reality between time and medium.

Tom Van Eynde lives in Forest Park, Illinois. For more information about the artist, visit

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 708-209-3013.

Bringing the region’s rich diversity of visual art to the Oak Park/River Forest and University communities, Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago showcases the works of established and upcoming Chicago-area artists in five to six exhibits each year, including special events celebrating African-American perspective, Hispanic heritage, women’s history and Chicago history.

The gallery is directed by BettyAnn Mocek, Concordia professor of art and a prominent Chicago artist, educator and arts advocate through her work with the Chicago Coalition of Artists, the Chicago Society of Artists and others.

Contact: Eric Matanyi
Concordia University Chicago

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