In celebration of JCCC’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature recent and proposed acquisitions to the JCCC collection and will also highlight selected works from the Eileen and Peter Norton donation. Included in additions/editions are new acquisitions and gifts not yet exhibited on campus. Still Standing, a life-sized cast iron sculpture by Antony Gormley – a significant addition to the college’s sculpture collection – will be installed in late fall on the south side of the new Student Center.

In 1999 JCCC was one of 29 arts institutions total (3 in the Midwest) in the United States and abroad to receive gifts of contemporary artwork from the well-known collection of Peter and Eileen Norton of Santa Monica, CA. The Nortons are donating the works, organized in thematic packages, in the hope of strengthening the presence of contemporary art and disseminating its adventuresome spirit throughout the United States. Most of the gifts are going to college and university art galleries and to institutions outside the biggest cities, bringing the works of challenging younger artists to the attention of a broader public and building the collections of the most active and vibrant of America's smaller museums.

The exhibition will feature photographs and prints from the donation, including works by Annie Liebovitz, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals, Sebastiao Salgado, Joel-Peter Witkin, Horst P. Horst, David Hockney and Red Grooms. Also showcased in additions/editions will be Inflatable Balloon Flower, a 50-inch-by-70-inch inflatable sculpture in bright yellow vinyl by Jeff Koons, Mary Heilmann’s etchings Margot and 21st Century Fox, silkscreen prints by Vanessa Beecroft, Luis Jimenez’ El Buen Pastor, a suite of new aquatints by Richard Tuttle, Sol LeWitt’s Wavy Brush Strokes, and a signature etching by sculptor Martin Puryear. New works by Pok Chi Lau, photographer, and David Pier, ceramist, will be on view as well.

This exhibition is the fourth show in 10 years to focus on the JCCC permanent collection, following Building a Permanent Collection in 1991, A Community Collection in 1996 and InSite in 1999. Pieces highlighted in additions/editions were specifically created as multiples or editioned works. As demonstrated by the exhibit, prints (etchings, lithographs, aquatints and silkscreens, photographs, sculptures, ceramics and even aluminum foil constructions are viable mediums for editioned works.

Now based in Los Angeles, Vanessa Beecroft was born in 1969 in Genoa, Itay. She studied at the Civico Liceo Artistico Nicolo’ Barabino from 1983 to 1987, the Accademia Ligustica Di Belle Arti in Genoa from 1987 to 1988, and the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Brera in Milan from 1988 to 1993.

California artist Sam Francis was born in 1923. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received BA and MA degrees in art and art history from the University of California, Berkeley. He also trained in Paris, and then in the 1960s he settled in the Los Angeles area. Francis died in 1994.

British artist Antony Gormley was born in 1950. After attending Trinity College in Cambridge, from 1968 to 1971, Gormley studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Goldsmiths College in London, and the Slade School of Art, University College London. The JCCC Gallery of Art had a solo exhibition of Gormley’s work in 1996.

Red Grooms was born in 1937 in Nashville, TN. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Peabody College in Nashville, the New School for Social Research, NY, and the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, MA.

Mary Heilmann was born in 1940 in San Francisco, CA. She earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1962, and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967.

Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern. Originally trained as a graphic designer, Hirschhorn attended the Schule für Gestaltung in Zürich.

British artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, England, in 1937. Hockney attended the Royal College of Art in the 1960s, and relocated to California in 1978.

German artist Horst P. Horst was born in 1906 in Weissenfels. He studied architecture at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg under avant-garde architect Walter Gropius, and later became an apprentice of architect Le Corbusier in 1930 in Paris. He died in 1999.

Luis Jimenez was born in 1940 in El Paso, TX, and began his studies at Texas Western College (now University of Texas El Paso). He majored in architecture and then received a BS in art from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1964. He died in 2006.

Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976.

Born in Hong Kong in 1950, Pok-Chi Lau earned a BFA in 1975 in Industrial and Scientific Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA, and in 1977, he received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. He is an associate professor at the University of Kansas.

Sol LeWitt was born in 1928 in Hartford, CT, and he received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949. In 1953, he moved to New York City, where he studied at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (now the School of Visual Arts). He died in 2007.

Annie Leibovitz was born in 1949 in Westport, CT, and received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1971.

Mary Ellen Mark was born in 1940 in Philadelphia, PA. Mark was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a BFA in 1962, an MA in 1964 and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1994. She died in 2015.

Duane Michals was born in 1932 in McKeesport, PA. Michals received a BA in 1953 from the University of Denver, CO, and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1993 from the Art Institute of Boston, MA.

California-based David Pier was born in 1968 and earned an MFA in 1996 from Pennsylvania State University, a BA in 1991 in Studio Art and Biochemistry from Pomona College, and also studied at the Pasadena City College, CA. Pier taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for seven years.

Martin Puryear was born in 1941 in Washington, DC. He received a BA from Catholic University, Washington, DC, and an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT. He also studied furniture design and cabinetmaking at the Swedish Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, where he began his studies as a printmaker.

Brazilian artist Sebastiao Salgado was born in 1944. Salgado studied at the University of São Paulo in Brazil earning a Master’s degree in economics in 1968. In 1971 he completed a doctorate at the University of Paris.

Born in Asheville, NC, in 1951, Donald Sultan lives and works in New York. After receiving his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sultan moved to Chicago to earn his MA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Richard Tuttle was born in 1941 in Rahway, NJ, and received a BA from Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He currently lives and works in New Mexico and New York.

Joel-Peter Witkin was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Witkin earned his BFA at The Cooper Union and later an MFA at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he currently lives and works.