Installation View: Foreground: Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, "Connected" ceramic stoneware, 12 inch diameter Background: Kathy Liao, "Little Feet" oil on canvas, 40 x 30"... and two pieces by Sergio Gomez: "Mask of Fear", acrylic on paper/canvas, and "Mask of Deception" acrylic on paper/canvas, each at 33 x 84".
I spent yesterday installing the latest adaptation of the Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition at the Beverly Art Center. The expansive space of the center, allows for more than fifty works-of-art to flow from the main gallery through the adjoining corridor and into the ground-level social area. The works included in the exhibition, imply issues associated with global criminal traditions. These traditions are ancient, ongoing rituals that kill or maim millions of people each year—yet go unpunished. The intent of the exhibition is to utilize the beauty of high-quality fine art to raise awareness of these criminal traditions and—in doing so—begin a dialogue that may encourage change.
A reception for the Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd from 7-9pm and the show continues through May 18th. The Beverly Art Center is located at 2407 West 111th street in Chicago. The Center’s business hours are Monday through Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-4 pm. Hours are subject to change so call ahead… 773.445.3838
Foreground: Valerie Schiff, "Venus" bronze, 27 x 6.5 x 9".
Breaking Criminal Traditions includes the work of artists: Corinna Button • James Deeb • Sheila Ganch • Claire Girodie • Sergio Gomez • Andrea Harris • Paula Kloczkowski Luberda • Richard Laurent • Kathy Liao • Zoriah Miller • Nancy Rosen • Lorraine Sack • Valerie Schiff • Barbara Simcoe • Anne Smith Stephan
Additional Information can be found at BreakingCriminalTraditions.com