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SXU Gallery hosts visual artist Michelle Sales

Exhibit runs Jan. 7-30

news story imageChicago (Jan. 8, 2008) ­–The work of visual artist Michelle Sales will be showcased beginning Jan. 7 at Saint Xavier University’s SXU Gallery, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. 

The “Quantum Memory” exhibit explores the flawed nature of the creation, preservation and recollection of memories. Sales hand-dyes discarded synthetic materials, such as grocery bags and packing felt, then uses heat to reform them. 

“When we retrieve a remembrance, it is imperfect; fragmented and incomplete,” she said. “Each piece of twisted and distorted material becomes a metaphor for my own beliefs about memory and daily existence.” 

The exhibit runs through Jan. 30. Sales will speak at an opening reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the SXU Gallery. The exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public. 
Sales began exhibiting her work in 1990 while teaching at the college level and hosting workshops. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. 

The SXU Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the SXU Gallery at (773) 298-3081. 

Contact: Rick Ducat 
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu