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Exhibit features sculptures by Karen Bondarchuk

March 16, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Direct Encounter with the Arts is presenting an exhibition of kinetic sculptures, sculptures and drawings by Karen Bondarchuk March 17-26 at the Space Gallery in Knauss Hall at Western Michigan University. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays.

Bondarchuk is interim foundation coordinator in the School of Art and has been teaching at WMU since 1996. There is a reception for the artist in the Space Gallery Thursday, March 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Conceptually driven, Bondarchuk's artwork is visually diverse and often humorous. She explores the junctures between language, form and meaning in her work, resulting in quirky hybrid forms of sculpture, performance, and drawing. The work displayed spans the past 10 years. Her art has been exhibited in Canada, England and the United States. She is represented in private collections as well as the National Gallery of Canada.

A native Canadian, Bondarchuk, graduated from Ohio State University in 1995 with an M.F.A. in sculpture, and completed her B.F.A. at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu


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