Carole Loeffler: Everything Is Going To Be OK
Exhibition closed: August 27, 2017
InLiquid is pleased to present artist member Carole Loeffler’s installation, Everything Is Going To Be OK, at Old City Publishing. The installation includes 999 balls of red paper and the encouragement we need to start over. The artist shares, “‘Everything is going to be OK’ is one of my own personal mantras, and it is also a phrase I tell others when times are tough. All it takes is to start over and try again one more time. We fail, we get back up, we fail, and we continue to get back up again until things work out.” The significance of 999 balls of paper on the floor of the installation is to imply that nothing is ever over. As the artist decided that 1,000 felt like a complete number, she intentionally stopped at 999 to offer wiggle room and suggest the potential for needing one more chance to make things right.
Loeffler’s work is driven by intuitive process and play with various fiber and found materials primarily in warm tones. The precipitating work takes many forms including sculpture, painting and immersive installations. She received her B.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and received her M.F.A. from University of South Florida in Tampa. Previously, she taught and directed the Foundations program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the School of Art and Design. Loeffler currently teaches Sculpture, Senior Seminar and coordinates the Foundations program at Arcadia University and is the Chair of the Department of Art and Design in Glenside, PA. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, among others.