Professor's work selected for KY show
August 9, 2012
MacMurray Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will show two of her sculptures in Kentucky.7, a biennial exhibition of contemporary that runs through Sept. 9, sponsored by the Lexington Art League.
Koffel’s two works, “the inescapable inevitable” and “when all else fails” (pictured), were selected by juror Chuck Swanson, owner of Swanson Contemporary, a Louisville, KY gallery. Swanson said that “when all else fails,” which depicts Koffel’s to-do lists reformatted as pills, is an “excellent metaphor for our society.”
The selection was based on the works’ innovative concept and execution, cultural relevance, and addressing issues important to contemporary life, according to the League’s Web site. Less than a third of the artists who submitted works were selected for the show.
In 2000, Koffel received her bachelor's in Studio Arts and Art History from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, and, in 2003, an MFA in sculpture and photography from the University of Alabama. See her Web site here.