DREAMBOX Gallery presents Carmella Saraceno

Hiding in Public – Conversation Pieces
Friday, October 5th – Saturday, November 10th.

Opening reception with artist:
Saturday, OCTOBER 20th from 12pm to 4pm

Carmella Saraceno gathers found objects and materials, and through deliberate selection, creates free-standing figures that are constructed from plywood. Each individual sculpture is intended to initiate a conversation. Stripped from their initial meaning, the objects are chosen for their shape, form, and color. In the process, the utilitarian is transformed into something new, yet familiar, ushering the viewer into a place of discovery and fresh insights.

Alongside these sculptures, Saraceno is showing a series of watercolors that inform her sculptural work.

“The daily practice of writing has led me to a new daily practice of painting watercolors,” says Saraceno. “these access a substrata of emotion and thought beneath the language of words—leading me into new trailheads of exploration.”

Carmella Saraceno, Artist, Sculptor, Writer, Creative Entrepreneur, earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1979, a period during which she also studied art in Rome. She lived and worked in New York City during the 1980s, but relocated to Chicago after participating in Sculpture Chicago’86. In 1990, she founded Methods & Material, which she now co-owns with her partner and sculptor, Roger Machin, and co-founded A+CCT (Artists and Children Create Together) a NFP community arts organization in Humboldt Park. From 1994 until 2000, Saraceno was an instructor, advisor, and the Director of International Affairs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

DREAMBOX GALLERY/STUDIO engages in a creative range of art and cultural exchange that celebrates the diversity of emerging and established artists. Transforming the traditional gallery space, DreamBox opens its door as an alternative for showcasing artists. Its mission is to create, inspire and be inspired by the cultural link between artists and their creative currency: Word | Image | Idea

DREAMBOX GALLERY IS OPEN on Friday and Saturday from 11AM – 4PM or by appointment.

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