Katherine M. Webb, “Live Human Target” - Kruger Gallery Chicago

July 9 - August 27, 2011
Closing Cocktail Reception:  Friday, August 26, 2011, 6-9 PM

CHICAGO - “Live Human Target,” a solo exhibition of embroideries and photographs by Chicago artist Katherine M. Webb will be closing on Saturday, August 27 at Kruger Gallery Chicago.  A closing cocktail reception for the artist will be held Friday, August 26 from 6-9 pm.

Focusing on the everyday, Webb reconstructs her reality surrounding her experiences with raising a sevearly disabled and mentally impaired daughter. Shown from the back, Webb’s embroideries celebrate a chaotic path of thread and a recognition of her own inward/outward dichotomy of control.  

In her Verbal series, Webb addresses the unspoken language of love, fear, excitement, anticipation, want, happiness, friendship, and need through hand gestures.  Outside of a learned sign language, these gestures come from within the communicator, and are her life lines of expression and individuality.  Meticulously embroidered, these small works of art deliver a strong, emotive punch as to the power of the human spirit, no matter how hindered.

Katherine M. Webb received her Bachelors of Art in theater from Michigan State University in 1982 and a Masters of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 2009.  Her work has been included in the Eighth Annual Fiber Biennial and in the 2010 touring Fiberart International Exhibition.  She presently lives and works in Rockford.

About Kruger Gallery Chicago:  Opened in April 2011, Kruger Gallery Chicago is committed to exhibiting works of art that support an avant-garde ideal that art can lead to political and social change outside commercial considerations.  441 North Clark Street, 630.715.0500, www.krugergallerymarfa.com.

For images and information, contact Mikelle Kruger at mikelle.kruger@gmail.com.


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