Karen Perl @ Space 900 - Aron Packer Projects
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Karen Perl
Aron Packer Projects at Space 900
Karen Perl / PLACE / new urban landscape paintings

Artist's Reception: Saturday, February 4th from 6 - 9 PM
Artists' Talk: 1PM Sunday, February 5th
2 days ONLY - Saturday, Feb 4 and Sunday, Feb 5 from 12 to 5 pm
At Space 900 - 1042 Wesley, Evanston

The experience of place becomes enmeshed with memories and imagination until the location where you find yourself standing can no longer be defined by its physical attributes. A place saturated with the familiarity of personal memories can be comforting and reassuring. Or it can be as strange and disquieting as contemplating how it must be for a guide dog who no longer has anyone to guide.

Karen Perl began her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while still in grade school. After several years in various colleges studying everything from physics to psychology, she finally returned to the Art Institute, where she earned a degree in drawing and painting. An exchange program took her to Dublin, Ireland, for a year. There, inspired by a foggy, dreamy landscape and under a spell of homesickness, she began to paint from her dreams and imagination. Years later, warm golden sunlight brought her outdoors with her easel for a two year period in the south of France. But her relationship to the mystical, emotional dimension of painting that she took refuge in while in Ireland would come to life again. After nearly 10 years of painting in the streets of Chicago, she brought her easel back inside. Cityscapes began to morph into dreamscapes, no longer merely descriptive of a physical location, but something deeper and mysterious.

Down the street 2 short blocks from our opening is a reception with our friends at 1100 Florence where we had a show in December. Come to both!

Also many other things happening in Evanston all day Saturday, starting at 2 pm at the Block Gallery of Northwestern. Come and make a late afternoon early evening of it. Eat at Found Kitchen, Taco Diablo, Cross-Rhodes or any other myriads of food choices. The public is invited for the Opening Reception Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. 1100 Florence is a new art event space in West Evanston, IL, owned and operated by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford.

This art opening happens on the First Saturday of the month in partnership with several Evanston community art partners. In an effort to create numerous art happenings in one night, we are asking arts organizations host openings, shows, performances, etc., on the first Saturday of the month.

Feb. 4, 2-9 p.m., art openings will happen across Evanston at:

Aron Packer Projects    7445 N. Campbell Chicago, IL 60645     www.aronpackerprojects.com

Contact Aron Packer at aronpacker@gmail.com     Phone: 773.458.3150