SXU to host the work of Chicago artist Debra Kayes

Saint Xavier University will host an art exhibit featuring the work of Debra Kayes from now through Fri., Nov. 30 in the SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

This solo exhibition features numerous mixed media programs, which incorporate collections of parts congregating toward a larger scale. Kayes pushes the boundaries between painting and sculpture, using simple organic forms to investigate patterning techniques like emergence, gang mentality, and swarm theory.

Kayes teaches art and design at Columbia College. She also is an art editor for the art and literary journal MUZZLE Magazine, and runs Pattern+Source, an online archive of multi-media surface design. She holds a master of fine arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The SXU Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wed., Nov. 21 to Sun., Nov. 25. For more information, please contact the Gallery at (773) 298-3081.