Terrance Karpowicz at Union League Club
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Media Contact: Robert Kravitz
Terrance Karpowicz to Display Sculptures at Chicago’s Union League Club
Inspired by 9/11 and a Young Man Named Nick
Chicago, IL - Dec. 2, 2008 - Well known Chicago artist, Terrance Karpowicz, is
presenting examples of his work at a special exhibit and reception at the Union
League Club on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 from 5 to 7 pm.
The Club, which is located at 65 W Jackson Street, displays the work of local
artists of stature on a rotating, monthly basis.
Karpowicz has studied in both Illinois and New York. His work is included in
collections at such distinguished locations as:
• The Rockford Art Museum
0A• The Chicago Children’s Museum
• The South Bend Regional Art Museum
• The University of Chicago Medical Center
• The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The free reception will show works that were inspired by the tragic 9/11 attacks
in New York City as well as his work with a young man named Nick.
Nick had severe arthritis and died of leukemia at a very young age. His parents
brought him to Karpowicz with the hope that working with sculpture could keep
his hands mobile and help fight the arthritis.
Once Karpowicz began working with Nick, he realized he was very
his early death all the more a tragedy. Some of the pieces on display are
dedicated to Nick.
For more information, call 773-525-3021.
About Terrance Karpowicz
Terrence Karpowicz studied art when the theories and practices of Minimalism and
Conceptualism dominated the art world. In the midst of this, he was awarded a
Fulbright-Hayes grant to the United Kingdom. While there he served as a
millwright's apprentice and discovered the beauty and craftsmanship of water and
wind mill construction. This understanding of the traditional techniques of
joinery and his interest in the interactions of wind, water, and gravity on
natural materials remain evident throughout his work.
Karpowicz is particularly drawn to tension at the point of contact, or "joint",
materials. By joining irregular, organic materials (such as
wood limbs or granite shards) to machine-tooled geometric shapes of metal, he
creates actual or implied kinetic relationships among the elements of the