November 15, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Arrowhead Gallery

342 by Diana Gabriel, 2012, Mason line, Black light and nails

Diana Gabriel Artist Statement:
As a curious observer and vivid daydreamer, I create structures designed to be rooted somewhere between logic and daydream. Although I start with an understanding of the intention and dynamics of each piece, the execution is heavily based on process with limited planning. This allows for a playful practice that cycles action, reaction, serendipity and improvisation. I aim for my process to equal the viewer’s experience, where repetition, color, and form are used as phenomenological tools drawing viewers into an exploration between the part and the whole.

Diana Gabriel is an artist and curator with a soft spot for artisans and an inclination toward all linear things, patterns, and simultaneity. Diana is primarily a painter but supplements this practice with large site-specific installations. She emigrated from Bogota, Colombia at a young age and quickly emerged herself in the Fine Arts. She earned her BFA from Northern Illinois University in 2004 and her MFA from Illinois State University in 2007.

Diana currently teaches Drawing and Design at Harper College in Palatine and College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Gabriel also curates bimonthly exhibitions at Morton College in Cicero and is the co-founder of TheCGProject, a creative platform for artists and audiences with a shared vision of increasing appreciation and accessibility of Art in our culture.

Lecture: December 3, 2013
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

Workshop: December 3, 2013
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
Our workshops are open to all current WCC students (registration required).

For more information about the art exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466-2964.



Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 209
(630) 466-2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 240
(630) 466-5742