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In Between the Cracks

In Between the Cracks

October 17 to December 9, 2022. 

reception November 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 


Curatorial statement

In Between the Cracks features Bloomington-based artist, Laura Primozic George, who is currently the Instructional Technician in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Laura’s work takes a closer look at environmental issues and introduces an interesting point of view on the matter. She focuses on the parts that survive and thrive without human’s help and despite our interaction. She states: “Moss has beautiful colors, an incredible range of textures, is stable and persistent. It can seemingly break through pieces of earth, blanket rolling hills, and encompass hundred-year-old trees.  Moss is overlooked, stepped over, stepped on, or scraped aside. Yet, it thrives without human help, care, or interest.”

Her usage of material and the way she puts cold bold concrete next to the soft green moss evokes the idea of humanmade technology versus nature. The city's cold view versus a green and warm landscape as well as the ways that they can coexist and complete each other.

In Between the Cracks is organized by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh, Heartland Community college gallery coordinator.


About the artist

Laura Primozic George is an artist in Bloomington, IL.  She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2006, and a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Art from Illinois State University in 2005.   From 2006-2007, she was an artist in residence at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology.  Her work has been exhibited across the country: Seattle, WA; Lincoln, NE; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; and Schuylerville, NY.  Her work was included in the 4th Midwest Biennial, titled superusted, at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.  Laura has work in the permanent collections of the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; and Saratoga Clay Center, Schuylerville, NY.   Laura is currently the Instructional Technician in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. 


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About the Joe McCauley Gallery 

Exhibits, events, and parking at Heartland’s Joe McCauley Gallery are free. The Gallery is in room 2507 of the Instructional Commons Building (ICB) on Heartland's Normal campus, 1500 W. Raab Road. 

 Hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (on days the College is open). Appointments for groups can also be made upon request.


Contact the Art Gallery

ICB 2507

Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Effective from May 20-August 16


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

And by appointment


Emma Grant


Phone: 309-268-8635

Carol Hahn 

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