Monday, May 30, 2011

"The Match Girl: A Body of Work by Kasia Polkowska"

Yesterday, with the wonderful help of Kyle, Gavin and Mia, we installed the works for my upcoming solo show at the CMS Gallery at the Chicago Mosaic School. Please come out and join us for the opening reception this Friday June 3rd 6pm - 9pm.

Here is an excerpt from the press release by Gavin from the Chicago Mosaic School:

"This summer the Chicago Mosaic School Gallery is proud to exhibit fine contemporary mosaic work by artist Kasia Polkowska. The CMS Gallery seeks to exhibit the finest in mosaics, as well as supporting work in other media of creative expression. This show presents a range of Polkowska’s work in varying media including oil on canvas, ceramics, and contemporary stained glass mosaic. Born in Poland, Polkowska has lived in Brooklyn and Chicago where she now continues working in and deepening her mastery of the mosaic form. On her online blog,* she comments on her process, “I draw my inspiration from [… ] the endless magic, mystery, and magnificence of Mother Nature. I am particularly fascinated by mountainous landscapes, rock formations and natural patterns.” New work for this exhibit includes interpretations of Uxmal in Mexico in addition to a series of landscapes. The exhibit will be open May 31 – July 27, 2011. ..."

Located one the second floor of the building one block north of Irving Park Road, west of the Metra track at Ravenswood, just off the Brown line Irving Park “L” stop. Parking is available in front of the building on a limited basis, but there is parking on Cuyler and Ravenswood on both sides of the tracks.

CMS Gallery Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Wednesday 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Friday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Also by appointment.

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