St. Xavier University (SXU), 3700 W. 103rd St., will host the work of award-winning Chicago artist Jennifer McNulty in an exhibition that will run from Wednesday, Feb. 12, to Friday, March 6.
The exhibit will open with a presentation by the artist and a reception on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m.
McNulty’s work carries a personal and historical social message that touches on feminism, civil rights, Chicago’s history and more. McNulty draws her inspiration from mosaics she saw during her time in London, England.
McNulty’s exhibit of “More Influence,” features her iconic 3D mosaics, works that combine the graphic beauty of photography with the sculptural quality of mosaics, giving the art depth and creating a harmonious piece that often encompasses decades of memories in a single work of art.
From a distance, the subject of the piece is evident, but once viewers move closer, they will see that the creations are made from hundreds of individual photos that have been meticulously researched and edited to form the subject.
“Every piece carries a positive social message including trailblazers, activists and influential people in the fields of women’s rights, LGBT activism, civil rights, science, culture and arts, entertainment and beyond,” McNulty said.
The gallery and attendance at McNulty’s reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, call (773) 298-3000 or visit the website at sxu.edu.