The Chicago artist Peter Karklins creates small pencil-and-paper drawings that capture the processes and energies just below the surface of all human life. The complexity of his organic forms is matched by the artist's meticulous recording of the times and circumstances of the creation of each drawing on its reverse, providing viewers with an added insight into these rich images. Sean D. Kirkland, Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, has edited a volume of essays to accompany the exhibition, available for sale at the museum and through the University of Chicago Press.
There will be a closing symposium on October 12. Details coming soon.