Art professor’s work in Chicago show
January 31, 2011
Khara Koffel’s sculpture, “in case of the eventual,” has been selected for the juried art exhibit “Intimacy at the ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation in Chicago. The show runs Feb. 2-26, with opening reception on Feb. 4.
In Koffel’s sculpture, “in case of the eventual,” acrylic trophy boxes hold shredded letters to friends and associates. The boxes with the letters are intended to be distributed upon Koffel’s death, when the recipients can reassemble the letters or keep them as they are as a “trophy.”
Koffel, an associate professor of art at MacMurray College, has recently had a half dozen works selected for juried shows in St. Louis, California and previously in Chicago. Her works can be viewed at www.kharakoffel.com.
The ARC Gallery has been run by a group of women artists since 1973. The show Intimacy, which explores how feelings can be represented in the formal expression of art, were selected by Andrea Green, directory of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, she was associate curator of the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. The ARC Gallery is located at 832 W. Superior St. #204 Chicago, IL 60622. Phone: (312) 733-2787
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