“Helping Hands” by Chris Motley. | Supplied Photo
Updated: October 10, 2012 6:10AM
Saint Xavier University is hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of Chris Motley titled “Human Dimensions in Fiber” until Sept. 18 in the SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center at the school, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.
After a 30-year career as a lawyer, Motley began her journey into the art world by knitting three-dimensional creations by hand. Many of her pieces portray human body parts, such as hands, arms and faces.
“I learned knitting from my mother when I was a child of 10 or 11, and (it) was a natural medium for me since it’s what I knew,” Motley said. “My work seems to be derived in some respect from words, odd as that sounds. Words were a big part of my career, and thus I’m realizing that presenting words pictorially is part of what my work does.”
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Information: (773) 298-3081.
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