Vertical Gallery is proud to present their one-year anniversary show PAPER JAM. The gallery has partnered with Australian print house Stupid Krap for the exhibition and is curated by artist Ben Frost. The show will feature an international line-up of artists including: Shark Toof (US), Anthony Lister (AU), James Jirat Patradoon (AU), Chris Cunningham (UK), Greg Gossel (US), Ben Frost (AU), Hebru Brantley (US), Denial (CA), Copyright (UK), Taylor White (US), Mark Drew (AU), Bridge Stehli (UK), Mysterious Al (UK), Michael Cain (AU), Dale Keogh (AU), Colin Van Der Sluijs (NL), and Numskull (AU). The exhibition is April 5 – 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 5, 6 – 10pm.
The show theme, PAPER JAM, is based on asking the artists to each contribute 10 – 13” x 19” works on paper, in addition having prints from Stupid Krap, and other original works from select artists. The 650 sq ft Ukrainian Village gallery will be filled with work and have something for all levels of collectors.
“When Patrick asked for me and Stupid Krap to be involved, we were excited to bring an international line-up to Chicago and introduce our print house to a wider audience”, said artist-curator Ben Frost. “I look forward to meeting everyone at the opening. Who knows what work we’ll receive from around the world, but I guarantee you won’t want to miss it!”
“I am very excited to be working with Ben and this dynamic group of artists for our anniversary show – it is a perfect representation of the different styles of artists we represent at our gallery”, added Patrick Hull, owner of Vertical Gallery. “It has been a great year since we opened. We are very thankful for the support and positive response we’ve received from all of our friends, neighbors, collectors, artists, and press.”
About Vertical Gallery:
Vertical Gallery focuses on work influenced by urban environments, street art, pop culture, and illustration. By bringing together local, national and international artists in eleven dynamic solo and group shows each year, Vertical Gallery encourages collectors and casual viewers into the exploration and discussion of urban-contemporary art. The gallery is located in Chicago at 1016 N. Western Avenue in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, and online at www.verticalgallery.com . They are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, or by appointment.
PAPER JAM – One Year Anniversary Group Show
Opening Reception – Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 6:00 – 10:00pm
Showing through April 26.
1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622