An exhibition of paintings by Karen Ackoff are on display at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to announce a special guest artist exhibition entitled “Murmurations” by Karen Ackoff. The photographs will display in the Photo Four Gallery at SSC from Tuesday, October 18 to Thursday, November 17, 2022. On Monday, October 24, 2022, from 12:00 pm –1:00 pm, SSC will host an artist talk in the Photo Four Gallery, located on the college’s fourth floor.

Ackoff stated, “When large numbers of birds fly together, they swirl in a repeating, coordinating, changing pattern. “Murmuration,” derived from the wings’ sound, occurs when birds flutter together. My work speaks through a network of small brush strokes like a murmuration. Together they form shapes and shadows that gradually unfold as a painting develops. My work whispers – It does not shout. My drawings are completed with care and control. Yet, they are not without passion. The passion is in each object – its shape, subtle color, and tonalities. In the stories, the object tells as brush or silver moves over the ground’s surface. Teasing out inherent beauty with focus and patience, I whisper back.” 

The SSC Photo Four Gallery is open Monday -Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays. The art exhibitions and receptions are free to the public. For additional information, please contact Pamela Planera at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2211, or email at SSC is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland, Illinois.

Riatta - A painting by Karen Ackoff
PICTURED: “Riatta”. A painting by artist Karen Ackoff