Sunday, February 22, 2009
A little background on the above image... In 2005, I created an exhibition titled, Complex Simplicity/Simple Complexity, for Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Julie Karabenick's work was included in that group exhibition. I was intrigued by the images and the pristine quality in which they were produced.
In a earlier post, I mentioned receiving an email from Karabenick, suggesting that I see the William Conger Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. She had mentioned that she had done an interview with Conger and that it was posted on Geoform.net. I finally had the opportunity to read the interview and it's quite wonderful. If you have a moment, read Karabenick's interview prior to seeing the Conger Exhibition. The interview gives some wonderful insights into the history—and the mind—of the Artist.
Additional work by Julie Karabenick—and others working is similar styles—can also be seen on the Geoform site. Karabenick really creates beautiful imagery. It's worth taking a look.