Friday, April 9, 2010

Poroshina Closes April 15th

On April 15 the Alina Poroshina exhibition at Gallery 180 of the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will conclude. This series of oil paintings symbolically explores the passions, desires, insecurities, aspirations and inspirations of woman. Typically inspired by historic and mythic events, poetic and often painful, the paintings examine the impact and reactions to sudden change, loss or separation. Born in Moscow and currently painting in New York City—Poroshina was a refugee who moved to Lancing Michigan when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she is working on a new series of paintings motivated by historic and contemporary incidents of genocide.

If you're in Chicago and have the opportunity to visit the exhibition, it will be worth your while. Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago is located at 180 N. Wabash—at the corner of Lake and Wabash—in Chicago's Loop. The gallery is opened Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm. All works are available for purchase. The exhibition is on view until April 15, 2010.

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