Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels showcase their photography

Oct 15, 2014

North Central College will showcase a collaborative photography series, titled “Another Light,” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels Oct. 29-Dec. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

“Another Light” utilizes cameras adapted to filter out visible light, allowing for infrared spectrum light to be rendered, and focuses the artwork on the inner spiritual terrain. Poloniak’s work alludes to the power and richness of the inner life, while Wessels’ images portray the intersection of an inner spiritual realm, which we experience simultaneously with the outer reality of our physical world.

Poloniak and Wessels are founding members of the Chicago Photo Union, a group that previously exhibited together throughout the Chicago area. Since the group’s separation, the two have not exhibited together. However, upon viewing each other’s current work, they saw an intersection of photographic concerns and thought it was time to, once again, collaborate.

Poloniak heads Darlene Poloniak Photography in Skokie, Ill., and specializes in special events. Wessels works in classical photography, digital imaging and alternative photo/darkroom processes. Currently an instructor of photography at Chicago’s Truman College, Wessels has served as a gallery director, curator, graphic designer, picture editor, photo stylist and newspaper/editorial photographer.

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.  

North Central College’s 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by season supporters, including BMO Harris, Casa by Charleston, The DuPage Community Foundation, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Monarch Landing, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve, USG and Water Street Development.

Photo, lower right: "Three Palms" by Darlene Poloniak