Paola Cabal


Later this month, installation artist Paola Cabal will open a new intervention with Western Exhibitions in Chicago. Cabal’s work is created on-site, working from elements inherent to the space. She “intervenes” in subtle ways, usually playing with a particular source of light, capturing moments of the constantly changing world. Using materials as diverse as spray paint, powdered ash, thread and tape, she studies and marks the progression of light through a space over time and makes a permanent record of a fleeting moment. Paola Cabal is a recipient of the “Individual Artist Award: Emerging Artist” from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (2006) and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003). In the past, she has exhibited with Povlo (2005) and Blue Sky Project (2006), both in Chicago, and the Halsey Institute in Charleston, S.C. (2004).