Monika Meler "Constrictions"
September 25, 2017- October 20, 2017

The Folded Folktale II
The Center that Cannot Hold
The Center that Cannot Hold II

Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents an exhibition by Monika Meler titled, “Constrictions,” with a reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibition begins on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Meler’s show will continue through October 20, 2017.

Monika Meler is originally from Brodnica, Poland; she received her B.F.A. in printmaking with a minor in art history from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She received her M.F.A. at the Tyler school of Art. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of the Pacific in California.

“Remembering a place is not an act of recollecting the actual place but our last memory of that place. Therefore, my work is often an abstraction of a place, space, building, folktale or event that had a lasting impression. I use images that reference my father’s elaborate gardens, my mother’s colorful textiles, the Slavic folktale of the Baba Jaga, and the majestic skyscrapers of Chicago. Images repeat, change direction, and dominance. All of the actions mimic the actions of memory”, says Meler about the work.

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, while classes are in session, and is located in the Gladys C Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College, Hartsville, S.C. Parking entrance, for the art building, is directly across from 306 E. Home Ave. For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-621-3005 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu. For more information on the gallery, go to: www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.

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