All are welcome to visit M.A. Papanek-Miller’s solo art exhibition (Scholarship and Creative Activities) titled “Preparing for Winter”, Sept 6-Oct 6, 2018, at Jean Albano Gallery – Chicago. See times below, or check out: http://jeanalbanogallery.com. The gallery is located a block off of the Brown Line Chicago/Franklin stop on Superior St.
The idea for the “Preparing for Winter” series was initiated in 2013-14 after Papanek-Miller learned of the collapse and apparent escape of a monkey from a private zoo in Ohio. Her artwork addresses environmental concerns in conversation with George Orwell’s Animal Farm with regard to the dangers of political innocence.
This exhibition was supported in part by a URC leave in the Spring 2015, which provided the artist with dedicated time to draw on-site at the Field Museum to visually explore cultural artifacts and objects of use, with support from the museum staff.
Preparing for Winter; “will there be sugar after the rebellion?”, 2018, mixed media, acrylics, graphite and collage on wood panels, 36 x 48 in diptych
Papanek-Miller is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Media, and Design at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and currently lives and works between Chicago and the woods/lake country of rural northern Minnesota. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art from the University of Houston, Texas with a dual emphasis in drawing and in metals.
Preview: Sept. 6, 3 – 5 PM
Opening Reception: Sept. 7, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Meet and Greet: Sept 8, 11 AM – 1 PM