Heather Macali's "Transformed" Exhibition Reception Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery

Acree, 2015, tencel, cotton, various metallic yarns, polyester fabric, wood, foam, paint, jacquard double weave, 50 x 67”
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley

Heather Macali, Transformed

August 14 - September 21, 2017

Artist Reception: September 21, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Macali Artist Talk: 11:30 a.m. Event is FREE & open to the public.

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery present's Heather Macali's Transformed at Moraine Valley Community College. A contemporary fiber artist from Ferndale, MI, Macali's exhibition is designed to respond to the overwhelming amount of negativity in contemporary society and media, Transformed creates a space of positivity for self-reflection and as a space to reconnect with oneself. Inspired by the 1980’s cartoon Transformers, contemporary fiber artist Macali taps into the purity of childhood and the excitement of discovery, unrestrained creativity, and imagination. She pulls from these imprinted memories and emotions during her practice, and her jacquard weavings emphasize how color and pattern initiate physical and emotional response from the human senses. In addition, the use of lines within the patterns move the viewer through the space and form an instinctive visual continuum and connection between the works. Transformedplays on wonderment in hopes to allow the viewer to feel like part of the exhibition and comfortable enough to use the space to release tension and stress from everyday life and leave feeling refreshed, inspired, and energized.

Macali is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion and Fibers Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has an MFA in Textiles from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from Kent State University. Macali has recently exhibited at Detroit Fiber Works, HEREart in NYC, and at The Foundry in St. Charles, MO.

Sandy Newell exhibits her watercolors in the Fine & Performing Arts Center Atrium. Newell's watercolors are textured from what began as an experiement in her studio as she pours paint over materials such as bubble wrap. This texture becomes a signature in her work as she depicts both the animals figures but also their souls. 

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Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is located in the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. 

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fall hours begin August 21: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is a meeting ground for students of Moraine Valley, the local community, and the contemporary art world. Our mission is to present significant works, through exhibitions and programming, by local, national and international artists.

9000 W College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 

Questions: Contact Rachel McDermott, Art Gallery Coordinator, mcdermottr8@morainevalley.edu

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Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery
9000 W College Parkway
Palos Hills  Illinois  60465
United States
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