CURRENT SHOW: In Flux Gallery Show

Vasiliki Dracopoulos is transitioning at this point in her life with graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago at the end of the year and being unsure where the future will take her. She is hoping to get into art restoration in the next couple of years, but a lot of her current focus is on her ceramics and oil painting. While she is in the process of refreshing her body of work, she is exploring new areas of ceramics. With a bit of luck and the right resources she hopes that this will launch her into a new successful time in her life.

Katharine Teesdale feels connected to the idea of “In Flux” because of all of the life events that happen as you move through early adulthood. Quickly approaching 25, everything seems to be changing. The steps that come “after college” can be daunting. These events seem to her to be catalysts for new discovery, both successful and not. Katharine feels left with the question of ‘What does it really mean to be an artist, an adult, a teacher and a maker?’ and she hopes to find the answers through her artwork.  

Nicole Hummel was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, and attends Illinois State University as an Elementary Education major. Interning at ClaySpace allows her to continue to pursue her passion of ceramics. “In Flux” describes her transition as an artist. She now views the creative process in a new way that has changed her work. This change is evidenced by her incorporation of different materials in her pieces. She feels that these pieces are a landmark of the change she is experiencing personally and artistically.

Nicole Rinde was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, moved to the Chicagoland area when she was young and she’s spent the last 4 years studying near Los Angeles with one semester left before graduation with a Studio Arts degree. She is unsure what post-grad life will look like. So, ‘In Flux’ for her means ‘in fluctuation.’ This brings up idea of seasons of ebbing and flowing, of cycles, and of movement. The work seeks to reference these ideas in strong visual ways.  

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