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Women's History Art Exhibition: Polar Nights

Olivia Petrides

Monday, March 7, 2016 through Saturday, April 16, 2016
Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace

Petrides’ drawings are immersive, large-scale abstractions based on her direct observation of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. She uses simple tools—ink, gouache and paper—and the basic element of drawing—the line—to reenact the forcefulness and sublime effect of the ever-shifting aurora. With a background in scientific illustration, Petrides is interested in the dynamic relationship between the micro and the macro, and how the generation of a linear field can create an epic and lyrical space.

A reception for the artist will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

General Admission:
Barbara Sedlack
(630) 617-5186

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