Sculptures and video work are featured in Schoenherr Gallery

Aug 13, 2015

North Central College presents a collection of artwork by sculptor Marina Kuchinski in the exhibit titled “For Only” Aug. 14 through Oct. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The artist will greet visitors at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Sculpture and video work are featured in “For Only.” Kuchinski explores animality through our human relationship with animals and, more broadly, our relationship with the “Other.” The desire to discover what is animal also leads to a greater understanding of what it means to be human and the shifting boundaries between the two.

Kuchinski’s work is inspired by her interest in the “relationship between physical presence and physical space and the resulting dialectics of inner and outer form.” Using three-dimensional images of the human body and animals, she deconstructs the whole of both forms while “exploring … an object’s reaction to another object.”

Kuchinski teaches drawing, 2-D design, ceramics and more as an art professor at the College of DuPage. Staying active in both her art and teaching careers has led to many exhibitions and publications. Her art career began at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem where she graduated with a degree in ceramics. From there, Kuchinski moved to the United States and pursued a master of fine arts in ceramics at Penn State University.

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by Nicor Gas, Advanced Data Technologies, BMO Harris Bank, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, West Suburban Irish, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.