Please join PEEL for the opening of “And All of This So Far From Heaven” featuring new work by Des Moines, Iowa based artist Larassa Kabel. Kabel creates pencil drawings of animals, female figures and close-up images of human hair in the photorealistic tradition. Her drawings of horses explore the human creative and psychological evolution that is inextricably tied to our relationships with animals. The oddly cropped images exploit the distortions that the photographic process imposes on real life situations encouraging the viewer to transfer his own experiences to the work.
Iowa Artists 2010 features the work of 15 artists selected from a large and richly talented pool
of entrants. These artists work in a wide variety of methods and media including ceramics,
fiber arts, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Many are full-time
professional artists; others are teachers or students. The exhibition demonstrates the quality of
work currently being made in Iowa as well as the strong resources and vibrant possibilities that
make up our state’s art scene. The 2010 Iowa artists are as follows: