Opening cocktail reception: Friday, February 24, 2012 5-8PM
Gallery KH is pleased to present Shaping the Unknown a collection of new abstract paintings by the artist Rick Stevens. Shaping the Unknown opens February 24, 2012 through May 1, 2012. An opening night cocktail reception is scheduled for Friday, February 24, 5-8PM. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to be hosting Rick Stevens’ new show as his work reverberates with so many people in such an intense way. His abstracts are mysterious yet uplifting, and this collection of new works will not disappoint his followers and new patrons alike,” states Shannon R. Stoelting, Gallery KH Assistant Director.
Looking for ways to surprise himself as an artist and to circumvent being in control, Rick Stevens ventured into the unfamiliar for Shaping the Unknown. “In this body of work I was influenced by listening to jazz fusion, first from a live concert, then playing it in the studio while I work. Bringing it all into harmony with itself is the other challenge,” says Stevens. “My work has always been about the natural world. I think of nature as a continuous flow of shapes and patterns of energy that has, or more precisely is, an intelligent force. That being said, the work is also about the language of art, of painting, the use of materials. There is a zen koan: The greatest intimacy is not knowing. I like to challenge myself by stepping into unknown territory artistically.”
About Gallery KH
Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North Arts District, Gallery KH presents an outstanding collection of significant contemporary artists working in a variety of styles and media. For further information on any of our artists, please visit www.gallerykh.com or call 1-312-642-0202.