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The “Resilient” exhibition with three artists opens on 2 September in Aurora

The Aurora Public Art Commission will host “Resilient,” an exhibition that showcases the works of three acclaimed Chicago-based artists: Monica Rezman, Jean Alexander Frater and Bobbi Meier.

The community is invited to participate in two free events where they can meet the artists.

An opening reception will be held on September 2 during the Aurora Downtown First Friday event from 6pm to 9pm in the third floor gallery of the David L. Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Place in Aurora.

A round table of artists will be held on Saturday 24 September from 14:00 to 16:00.

After the exhibition closes, a catalog of the collector’s exhibition will be published.

Curator Jenn Byrne shares: “For each of these artists, decades of commitment to their craft, both informed and challenged by the multiple roles women play, has led to the development of unique, sophisticated yet easily recognizable approaches to storytelling through textiles. . Rezman, Meier and Alexander Frater move without borders between two-dimensional and three-dimensional fields; I see this innovation, shared by all three artists, as a result of the relaxed wisdom and sense of humor that is gained over years of experience by releasing expectations. and adapt to the constant changes of life. “

Rezman ( performs alchemy with humble cartons, jute bags, and found objects to create puzzle-like shapes. In his sculptures of him, he explores intimacy in abstraction.


Alexander Frater ( deconstructs his paintings, first painting the canvas and then tearing it, to break the traditional format of painting. His process transforms 2D into 3D and references history, tradition and language.

Meier ( makes fabrics of different textures and bold colors, to create soft sculptures that are both fun and grotesque. These abstract works refer to the body and reflect the complexity of the experiences lived, the joy of life, fear and frustrations.

The exhibition runs from 2 to 24 September. The opening hours of the gallery are: from noon to 4 pm from Wednesday to Friday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Aurora Public Art is sponsored by the Municipality of Aurora.

For more information, contact Jenn Byrne Evans at [email protected] Visit

Donations are always appreciated and are used to pay a fair salary to artists for their services at

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