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Constellations

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Constellation #9, 2011 Archival Ink Jet Print 23.5" X 23.5" © Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
Constellations

942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60608
July 13th, 2012 - August 18th, 2012
Opening: July 13th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.packergallery.com/index.php
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
packer@packergallery.com
PHONE:  
312.226.8984
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5:30pm
TAGS:  
digital

DESCRIPTION

Using digital manipulation techniques, Karen Savage transforms domestic objects into arresting works of art that transcend the mundane nature of their original materials.  In ³Constellations,² she converts doilies into stellar bodies in an attempt to transport the commonplace, the insignificant, to the realm of the ethereal. In doing so, she notes the fleeting quality of each: just as constellations exist temporarily, passing into and out of being with startling yet predictable quickness, so does the human life.  Her work presents an exploration of temporality that extends far beyond the decorations themselves‹it encompasses the cosmos.