September 27 through October 23
Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Art Gallery will soon feature work of this meaningful nature as it welcomes an exhibit by artist Karen Ami. Ami’s work serves as a representation of the heart, and seeks to examine the balance of barriers such as life and death. Her work will be showcased in the second gallery installation of the fall semester. The exhibition, entitled, “Birth Marks” is slotted to run from Wednesday, September 27 through Monday, October 23 in the SXU Art Gallery on the Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street. A reception will be held on Wednesday, September 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The following is a statement from the artist which reflects her artwork for this exhibit: “I create drawings and writings in clay and break them apart—reconstructing and reassembling pieces to create a new whole. This process of deconstruction and the rebuilding; incorporates cuts and scratches as part of my addictive method of mosaic. The resulting works are an outcome of a continual journey of exploration and investigation. These compositions combine rich surfaces and bio-morphic forms, exposing complex and primitive stories of transformation and regeneration. The deconstruction and repair in my unique process is a metaphor for the life cycle and how the world can become whole.”
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SXU’s Art Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please visit SXU’s website at www.sxu.edu, keyword: Gallery.