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The AL GREEN Gallery presents Melanie CHIKOFSKY 
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Award winning sculptor and mixed media artist Melanie Chikofsky physically expresses her ideas as a process artist concerned with material explorations. Her figurative and non-figurative subjects investigate concepts of distortion and repetition, revealing different aspects of the human condition. 

With intense emotional and intellectual engagement, she avidly follows a direction or idea for several years, delving deeply while honing her skills and exploring new materials. Chikofsky\'s exhibition at The Al Green Gallery involved 70 variations of her own face employing a fascinating array of materials in a testament to questioning the female condition. Chikofsky’s narrative work continues to surprise, engage and challenge the viewer. 

Chikofsky is also an educator. She was an art instructor for the Toronto District School Board and for more than a decade has been the director and lead instructor at the Al Green Sculpture Studio School.

She has exhibited extensively since 1983, most recently at The Canadian Sculpture Centre in Toronto. A portion of sale proceeds from Chikofsky\'s collection of work entitled \"Out of my head\" at The Al Green Gallery, April 2011, went to Interval House, a Toronto based organization helping women and children escape violence, and rebuild their lives.

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