An exhibition by local metalsmith and visual artist Sarah Holden opens Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.

The exhibition runs through Sunday, March 8. A reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon to 2 p.m., including an artist talk at 12:30 p.m.

Entitled, “Material Woman: Contemporary Reflections of a Female Icon,” the exhibition is an investigation into how female identity is constructed and performed through the adornment of and presentation of the body.

Holden, who lives in Chicago, has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work, including sculptures and limited-production jewelry, has been exhibited in numerous galleries and art centers across the country, as well as in Germany and Canada. She also has been teaching jewelry and metalsmithing for more than 10 years.

Holden has been a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and taught metals at The Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches steel fabrication and metal forming at The Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The art gallery is located inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Building F.