This year’s “En Route”* exhibition features the work of two Chicago vicinity artists Natasha Kohli and Rachelle Hill. The exhibition will include paintings by Natasha Kohli and a site specific installation by Rachelle Hill. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday January 17 from 5 – 7 pm and continues through February 12.
Abstract painter Natasha Kohli’s upbringing as an Indian-American exposed her to a variety of different spiritual and aesthetic influences. Her travels to Delhi, Florence or New York, not to mention her beloved home Chicago, have confirmed in her that all places are part of a whole. Ultimately she has found that art allows her to explore the universal and pervasive theme of “beauty” within the human existence.
More at: http://natashakohli.com
Rachelle Hill is a printmaker, artist and educator from Chicago. After completing her MFA in printmaking at Northern Illinois University she was selected to be the Artist in Residence in Printmaking & Book Arts at Chicago’s Lillstreet Art Center. Additionally she works as a teaching artist, bringing transformative arts education to Chicago youth. Her current work explores mapping as a way to investigate land and identity, creating a dialogue through the use of abstraction to contemplate how home and landscape condition the way we approach the world.
More at: http://rachellehill.virb.com/rachelle-hill
*Annually the NPU Senior Seminar in Art curates an “En Route” exhibition featuring the work of emerging Chicago artists.