"Constrictions" by Monika Meler Comes to the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery
Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents “Constrictions,” an exhibition by Monika Meler, beginning on Monday, September 25, 2017. An opening reception will be available to the public starting at 7:00 p.m. that evening. The show will continue through October 20, 2017.
Monika Meler is originally from Brodnica, Poland. She received her B.F.A. in printmaking, with a minor in art history, from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She went on to earn an M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art. Meler is currently an associate professor of art at the University of the Pacific in California.
“Remembering a place is not an act of recollecting the actual place, but our last memory of that place,” says Meler. “Therefore, my work is often an abstraction of a place, space, building, folktale or event that had a lasting impression. I use images that reference my father’s elaborate gardens, my mother’s colorful textiles, the Slavic folktale of the Baba Jaga, and the majestic skyscrapers of Chicago. Images repeat, change direction, and dominance. All of the actions mimic the actions of the memory.”