"I have a broad based background. Initially trained as a functional potter, I gradually became interested in drawing and sculpture as an expression of clay and its relationship to art making. My large-scale figurative terra cotta sculptures draw inspiration from ethnographic art and mythologic archetype."
"I make art like I cook. There's a recipe and then you forget it, making do with what's in front of you."
"Art...cooking...life...teaching... it all blends within the form, the recipe's lost, but reinvented."
Carol is also the curator of the Photo-Four Gallery located on SSC's main campus.
"The involvement I have with my work happens on many levels. The act of art-making combines with personal experience and spiritual awareness to express the metaphorical statements within my work. In life, as in art, there is always an unknown. The creative process allows for me an avenue to pursue this ongoing experience within a visual and mental realm. Communication through art has served mankind well throughout time. Teaching is another way for me, besides the making of art, to share my commitment to art as a fundamental communicative experience."
MFA Northern Illinois State University
MA Governors State University
BA Governors State University
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Sergio Gomez is advisor for South Suburban College's Latino club ¡SOLES! (Student Organization for Latino Empowerment and Success). In 2004, Sergio co-founded 33 Collective Gallery in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. 33 Collective Gallery represents emerging and established Chicago artists while presenting exhibition opportunities to artists from the United States and abroad. In 2008, Sergio founded VisualArtToday.com; a curated online exhibition space for international contemporary art. In addition, Sergio is an accomplished graphic and web designer.
"The human form is the most important element in my work and it exists as an anonymous representation of the self. Objects and places are not necessarily important and rarely have a dominant part in my work. In fact, they may be absent all together. The figures exist in condensed fields of color and texture that often resemble nature forms. It is unknown whether the human figures are indoors or outdoors, perceived or remembered, standing or floating, alive or dead. In my artwork, presence overrides identity. Overall, I appeal for a sense of human awareness and spiritual consciousness."
MFA University of Chicago
BA Indiana University Northwest
Eric Tucker has been in numerous regional group exhibitions including at venues such as Koehnline Museum of Art, I space and the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. His solo exhibitions include Zg Gallery, Chicago, IU East, Richmond, IN, New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN.
Eric currently lives and works in Whiting, Indiana, and is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago. His work engages the complexities of illusion and the gap between perception and cognition. By melding features of painting, drawing and sculpture, Tucker seeks to reveal ambiguities between the boundaries of traditional media. If our historical moment can be characterized as one in which everything is open to discussion, debate and interpretation, then his objects are sculptures by the most reductive definition, but they are made with the intention of expanding our interpretations of drawing, painting and concepts medium specificity. Essentially, his work is about understanding differences and creating an open discourse in the place of orthodox paradigms.