Liza Sylvestre: Third Space

On view: July 20 – September 6, 2019
Opening reception: July 20, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm

Liza Sylvestre: Third Space is a two-channel, large-scale video art installation that focuses on science fiction, technology, and the disabled body. Liza Sylvestre is the co-founder of Creating Language Through Arts, an educational arts residency that focuses on using art as a means of communication when there are language barriers present due to hearing loss.




Fall 2019: Selina Trepp

On view: September 21 – November 9, 2019
Opening reception: September 21, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm
Performance: TBD

Selina Trepp (Swiss/American b.1973) is an artist reasearching economy and improvisation. Finding a balance between the intuitive and conceptual is a goal, living a life of adventure is a way, embarrassment is often the result. 

Trepp works across media, combining performance, installation, painting, and sculpture to create intricate setups that result in photos, drawings and animations.  In addition to the studio-based work, Selina is active in the experimental music scene. In this context she sings and plays the videolah, her midi controlled video synthesizer, to create projected animations in real-time as visual music. She performs with a varying cast of collaborators and as one half of Spectralina, her long running audiovisual collaboration with Dan Bitney. 


Spring 2020: Milad Mozari

On view: March 14 – May 22, 2020
Opening reception: March 14, 2020 from 6 – 9 pm
Youth Workshop with artist: March 14, 2020 from 10 am – 12 pm
Performance: TBD

Milad Mozari’s work moves through concepts of music, belief systems, absence, and structures. His research-based practice often starts with sound or spatial experiments, which then attempt to resonate physically, historically, and experientially. While studying for his BS in International Studies at the University of Utah, he began to make and exhibit work about language and place. He continued his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received an MFA in the Department of Sound. His work has shown internationally at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Chicago International Film Festival, Litmus Community Space, Chicago Cultural Center, the Studebaker Theater, Roots & Culture and Experimental Sound Studio. Fellowships and residencies include Asian Cultural Council Grant to individuals, ACRE, Tsung-Yeh Artist Village and soundpocket. He currently lives in Chicago where he teaches at SAIC in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.


Summer 2020: Javier Jimenez

On view: June 6 - August 21, 2020
Opening reception: June 6, 2020 from 6 – 9 pm

Rockford based artist, Javier Jimenez is our first Artist in Residence. Jimenez will use NGAS’s equipment, space, and skills for one year that will culminate to a time-based or experimental solo exhibition.