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Artist Chandrika Marla finds inspiration in the female form

Artist Chandrika Marla finds inspiration in the female form

A mannequin was never far from Chandrika Marla's work station during the years that the Indian-born artist worked as a fashion designer. Marla believes that partly explains her fascination with the female torso. Her abstract acrylic pieces on canvas take that subject in fascinating and unexpected directions, inviting the viewer to form their own conclusion about what they are seeing. The Northbrook artist will exhibit around 24 of her striking paintings in "Parts of Her Puzzle: A Solo Exhibit by Chandrika Marla," July 31-Sept. 5 at Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest. Marla's explanation of this theme is that, "We all have something missing in our lives. Our...

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