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SXU Gallery features artist Kimberly Viviano

Exhibit runs March 7 through April 10

Chicago (Feb. 15, 2007) – The works of artist Kimberly Viviano will be featured in an art exhibit that opens Wednesday, March 7, in Saint Xavier University’s SXU Gallery, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

Titled “Prophet: The Cost of Consumerism on the Human Soul,” the exhibit features Viviano’s exploration of consumption, branding and identity through different media. Describing her work as “ironically fashionable,” it also evokes the forced, artificial and almost violated experience that consumerism can bring. 

“Beauty, sex, excitement, love, self-worth and affluence do not have to be expressed by brands, or do they?” Viviano asks.
The exhibit runs through April 10. Viviano will speak about her art process and works at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 in the SXU Gallery. Both the exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public.

Viviano, of Oak Park, received a master of fine art degree in visual communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently an instructor and technology coordinator.

The SXU Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the SXU Gallery at (773) 298-3081. 

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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