The Aurora Public Art Commission will present ‘Resilient,’ an exhibit featuring the works of three acclaimed Chicago-based artists: Monica Rezman, Jean Alexander Frater and Bobbi Meier.
The community is invited to attend two free events where they can meet the artists.
An opening reception will be held Sept. 2 during Aurora Downtown’s First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. in the third-floor gallery at David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Place in Aurora.
An artist panel discussion will be held on Saturday 24 September from 14:00 to 16:00.
A collectible exhibition catalog will be published after the close of the exhibition.
Curator Jenn Byrne shares, “For each of these artists, decades of dedication to their art, both informed by and challenged by the multiple roles women play, have led to the development of uniquely sophisticated yet recognizable approaches to storytelling through textiles. Rezman , Meier and Alexander Frater move without boundaries between two- and three-dimensional fields; I see this innovation, which is shared among all three artists, as a result of the relaxed wisdom and sense of humor that one earns over years of experience and releases expectations and adapt to life’s constant changes.”
Rezman (monicarezman.com) performs alchemy with humble cardboard, burlap sacks and found objects to create puzzle-like shapes. In her sculptures, she explores intimacy within abstraction.
Alexander Frater (alexanderfrater.com) deconstructs her paintings, first painting the canvas and then tearing it open, to disrupt the traditional format of painting. Her process turns the 2D into the 3D and refers to history, tradition and language.
Meier (bobbimeier.com) infuses materials of diverse textures and bold colors to create soft sculptures that are both fun and grotesque. These abstract works refer to the body and reflect the complexity of lived experiences, joy of life, fear and frustrations.
The exhibition runs from September 2-24. Gallery hours are: noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Aurora Public Art is sponsored by the City of Aurora.
For more information, contact Jenn Byrne Evans at [email protected] Visit www.aurora-il.org/329/Aurora-Public-Art.
Donations are always appreciated and are used to pay fair wages to artists for their services at www.communityfoundationfrv.org/profile/aurora-art-fund.
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