Micka Klauck: Mummies and More
Ana Lois-Borzi: numb
Reception for the Artists: Friday, August 9, 5-7 pm
Concurrent exhibitions of charcoal drawings by Micka Klauck and a mixed media installation by Ana Lois-Borzi will be on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago from August 9 - October 25, 2002. A reception for the artists that is open and free to the public will take place on Friday, August 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
These two contemporary artists produce evocative works that address both the physicality and spirituality of the human condition.
In her exhibition titled "Mummies and More," Micka Klauck explores her interest in the skeletal structure of the human body by sketching exposed mummies as a way to get to the real "bones of the matter." From her study, Ms. Klauck reveals a synthesis of form and spirit as the mummies become a metaphor for solemnity, quietness and calm strength. The artist has stated, "They have made me all too aware of how frail our bodies can be and how fleeting our moments here on Earth can be."
Ms. Klauck, a resident of Chicago, has exhibited her work throughout the Chicagoland area.
Ana Lois-Borzi's installation, "numb," incorporates found objects encased and layered within light boxes that hang suspended from the ceiling of a darkened room. These mysterious and yet familiar objects and images are made memorable by the change in context for the viewer. The artist states, "I am engaged with a process of redemption and honoring...a process which reassigns value to discarded cultural and historical products," which may cause one to look anew within, to reevaluate what is truly worthwhile in life.
Ms. Lois-Borzi, a resident of Minneapolis, MN has recently been an artist-in-residency at Artworks! in New Bedford, Maine and is a mentor at the Women's Artist Registry of Minnesota Mentor Program. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Midwest.