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Ten-year survey of artist Karen Lebergott opens Thursday

“The Last Ten Years,” an exhibition by Lake Forest College art professor and Chicago painter Karen Lebergott, will open on Thursday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sonnenschein Gallery at Lake Forest College. 

Lebergott’s work explores the parallels between the processes of mapping and mark-making, the practice of applying pencil strokes and paint to a surface.  She uses obscured layers of paint, thick-stenciled patterns and pentimenti – alterations in a painting showing how the artist changed his or her mind in process about the composition – to layer form and color as a record of the decision-making of each piece of art.  Tactile and rich in color, her works demand an archeology-like approach on the part of her viewers.

An associate professor of art at Lake Forest College, Lebergott specializes in 20th and 21st century art as well as art in Chicago.  Her work has been exhibited at national and international galleries in Chicago, New York, and Berlin.

This ten-year survey of Lebergott’s art between 2000 and 2010 was originally shown at Lawrence University and curated by Frank Lewis.

The Sonnenschein Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Durand Art Institute in North Campus. Its hours are Monday and Wednesday from 2 - 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. For more information, call (847) 735-5194.