Painting Professor's Works Featured in New York Gallery Exhibit

"Nightlife" by Katie Kahn

Several works of Katie Kahn, professor of painting in the NIU School of Art, are being featured in a new exhibit at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York. The exhibit is entitled "Varieties of Denial." The exhibit also features the writings of Terri Kapsalis, chair of the Visual and Critical Studies program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

This is a unique exhibit in that Katie's works are paired with Terri's fiction writings. Katie used "Science Times" cover pages from the New York Times and created drawings utilizing pens, gouache, correction tape, etc., and using simple techniques such as sorting, revealing and divining. Terri used the same "Science Times" covers as the inspiration and source material for her fictions.

In an interesting twist, both Katie and Terri agreed to not see each others' work until each piece was finished.

For those of you in the NYC area, we invite you to see the exhibit, which runs from May 2 through 26, and has an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 111 Front Street, in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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