SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 16, 2023) – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to announce a special guest artist exhibition entitled “Abode 2023” by Jessica Peterson. The ceramics and soft sculptures will be displayed in the Photo Four Gallery at South Suburban College from Friday, September 1 through Friday, October 6, with an Artist Talk on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 2–3 p.m., in the Photo Four Gallery.
Jessica Peterson completed her academic journey with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, alongside a Master of Arts in Ceramics from Governors State University in University Park, IL. Her artistic accomplishments have been prominently featured in numerous exhibitions across Illinois and Indiana.
Peterson said, “My works are internal worlds, invented environments comprised of bird nests, void spaces, the subaquatic, and the juxtaposition of hard and soft forms. These pieces are not meant to be realistic representations but reflect how I perceive my environment. While I use multiple processes, throwing on the wheel and hand-building with casting slip are my preferred tools. The work forms organically, usually coming to a natural ending point. Using rolled pieces of casting slip or petal-like shapes, I bring out the qualities of the habitats I look at of the piece’s body. In my printed works, I use lithography, screen print, linoleum, and watercolor.”
The SSC Photo Four Gallery is positioned on the College’s fourth floor and maintains operational hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gallery remains closed on weekends and holidays. The general public is extended a warm invitation to partake in art exhibitions and receptions without any associated fees. For more comprehensive information, contact Pamela Planera, the Digital Media Arts Instructor & Graphic Design Coordinator at South Suburban College, by dialing 708-596-2000, extension 2211 or email at [email protected]. South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.