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KC Art Gallery hosts ‘mesh’

The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled "mesh" by AnaKris through Sept. 25. Pictured is one her works, “Your Mined,” created with aluminum mesh, wire thread and paint.
The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled "mesh" by AnaKris through Sept. 25. Pictured is one her works, “Your Mined,” created with aluminum mesh, wire thread and paint.

The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled “mesh” by AnaKris through Sept. 25.

AnaKris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Missouri State University and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Northern Illinois University. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and shows across Illinois and Missouri.

The Kishwaukee College show is a unified installation of artwork rather than an exhibition of individual works. Most of the works are created using industrial mesh and wire.

“Woven aluminum mesh is my medium of choice,” AnaKris said in a news release. “The nature of this material within a windowpane behaves as an illusion to opacity, allowing our minds to focus beyond it, to what we wish to see. We hide our burdens beneath a façade in order to fool the world, and ourselves, from accepting the truth. Through the use of the figure, I explore the terrains of what is hidden beneath these conjured façades. Neither fully temporal nor fully ethereal, my works imply a state of being. I am taking reference from the disquieting in order to articulate our vulnerabilities.”

A closing reception for the show will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24.

Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The Art Gallery has relocated to new space on campus and is located off the Main Atrium at the college. Visitors should enter through Doors 12 or 58. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Steven Hoover, KC Art Gallery director, at 815-825-2086, ext. 5610, or at steven.hoover@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

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