McHenry County College will host an exhibit titled “The Vacant Plot of Sky” by Chicago-based artist and poet Hope Wang until March 1.
Wang’s work “translates images of architectural ‘scars’ in factory parking lots, construction sites and city commutes through computer-assisted hand-weaving and meticulous printmaking,” the college said in a news release.
She uses the trompe l’oeil technique to transform cloth and paper into what looks like a different material altogether.
Wang hosts and operates LMRM, a floor loom rental studio for Chicago artists. She was a co-organizer of Chicago Textile Week in 2019 and 2021, is a 2021 recipient of the gener8tor Art Accelerator Program Grant, and received her bachelor’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018.
Her work has been exhibited at the Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Arts in Gary, Indiana; the Friend of a Friend Gallery in Denver; and the Chicago Art Department, Sullivan Galleries and Zhou B Art Center, all in Chicago.
The two galleries hosting the exhibit are located inside and outside of MCC’s library.
Source: The Daily Chronicle