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Exhibit Explores Organic & Inorganic

Artists Sandi Shapiro and Jeff Krolick's exhibit Organic/Inorganic Lines will be featured in the Fontbonne University gallery Sept. 5-26, with an opening reception Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit explores the use of line found in nature and from man-made wire.
"I have always been fascinated and interested with these colorful wires. I see my work pushing the material in new directions. They are always loosely preplanned but never resolve into my original idea. Some of my sculptures have worlds inside their forms," Shaprio said.

"These images are not landscapes in the traditional sense but rather, appropriations of the seasonal textures, colors and shapes form a unique locale - Emigrant Lake, Oregon. By squaring these elements within the camera frame, an order is highlighted which weds the local gestalt of a small niche of the landscape with the photographer's search for a familiar compositional order or in rare instances his discovery of a previously unrecognized or unappreciated natural order," Krolick added.

Shapiro received her bachelor's degree from Washington University and her MFA from Fontbonne University. Reviews of her work have appeared in the Windjammer, The West End Word and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She has numerous solo and group exhibitions in numerous cities, including Brooklyn, Chicago and St. Louis. She has taught at Belleville College, Jefferson, Meramec and Forest Park community colleges, and has volunteered as a docent for the Pulitzer Foundation and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She has also reviewed art for St. Louis Magazine.

Krolick received his bachelor's from State University of New York at Albany and his MFA from State University of New York at Buffalo. Reviews of his work have appeared in The Kansas City Star, The Pitch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Pitt News and The Front. He has exhibited in solo, two-person and group exhibitions in numerous cities, including New York, Seattle, Atlanta and Cambridge.

For more information, contact Lenda Baxter-Simonic, Fontbonne gallery director, at (314) 889-1431 or e-mail

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