Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Visual Narrative ~ Paula Kloczkowski Luberda

Visual Narrative is currently on display at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The show includes a wonderful cement figurative sculpture by—one of my favorite artists—Paula Kloczkowski Luberda. The work—personally inspirational—depicts an interaction of a man and woman interpreted with pure body language. Kloczkowski Luberda's statement from the exhibition catalog reads:"
Connected, united, joined, or linked. As an Artist, I seek to create work with concepts strongly rooted in my exploration and observation of humanity. I manipulate the colors, textures and patterns of the materials used to convey my intentions. I strive to create a bond between the viewer and the work... to approach the viewer with a dialogue addressing society or humanity as a whole. It is important for us to understand what we have in common and how we connect..."

She goes on to explain the included piece...
"He/She presents a physical, psychological, and philosophical interaction between two figures. This reflection of humanity induces the observer to explore their personal relationships, moments of interaction and how both are perceived."

The Visual Narrative exhibition at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago continues through July 22nd and it is worth seeing. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash in Chicago's Loop. If you are unable to make it to Chicago, you can review the exhibition online at

As a side note, I will be exhibiting with Paula Kloczkowski Luberda and Yelena Klairmont at The Art Center in Highland Park. That show—titled "Ripple ~ cause and effect", opening July 2nd—will include some of Kloczkowski Luberda's rock formation work.

Image: Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, He/She, 2001, cement, 31 x 9 x 3" and 30.5 x 8 x 3"

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