Art Exhibit at MCC Explores "Time and Other Preoccupations"

McHenry County College hosts, mixed media exhibit by artist Diana Gabriel.


Illinois artist Diana Gabriel is exhibiting paintings and mixed media site drawings at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake.

The exhibit, “Time and Other Preoccupations,” runs through October 2 in Gallery One and Gallery Two. Both galleries are located in Building A, inside and at the entrance to the MCC Library.

"This show is about time,” Gabriel said. “The way years and memories accumulate. The way moments connect and relate to one another. The way wounds heal or fester."

Gabriel grew up in a family of artisans in Bogota, Columbia and spent hours watching her grandmother and other women spend countless hours making objects with focused patience and care.

"The layers in this series hint at the amount of time I spent with each piece the way sediments reveal details of eras past…Each line is a thought or idea that waves through my mind to find a place in the clutter," she said.

Gabriel is currently a fine arts instructor at Harper College and Art Curator at Morton College in Cicero. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and her Master in Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University.

For more information about the artist, visit her website. For more information on MCC art galleries, contact Sandra Lang, MCC art gallery curator at 815-455-8785 or slang@mchenry.edu.


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