Thursday, February 9, 2012

'That's Love Baby' exhibit opens at UIS

Among the first pieces that visitors to artist ALLISON LACHER’S exhibit at the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery will see are two kites.

Placed so they appear to be flying toward each other against a light-blue wall, the kites are made of a chrome-plated frame containing thin, netting-type material with sparkles. The kites’ tails include bows.

Bows of several colors are in abundance throughout the exhibition of sculptural and installation-based works in THAT’S LOVE, BABY, which runs through March 8 in the gallery, Room 201, Health and Sciences Building at UIS. A reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 9.

“That’s Love, Baby” is Lacher’s exploration of themes of young love, domesticity and naiveté.

Lacher's exhibit was featured in an February 9, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online