Emerging Australian artist Presley Joy Paget is joining forces with renowned Chicago visual artist Bruce B Jefferson and textile design guru Gambrell Rénard in an exhibition which will showcase their unique contrasts and connections.
The exhibition Décor & Art will take place at 2255 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago on Saturday, August 1st at 12:00pm to 5pm. Paget, 22, a dual Australian American citizen was originally based in Sydney
before relocating to Chicago in 2014. Inspired by her American roots and the cityscape of her new home, Paget’s work features modern, splashy graphics on mediums from traditional framed pieces to furniture and wearable art.
Previously, Paget was artist in residence at The Black Couch studio in Logan Square and her first collection was featured earlier this year at the acclaimed Penny Contemporary Gallery in Hobart, Tasmania. “Decor & Art” will be Paget’s first time collaborating with both Jefferson and Rénard.
Jefferson, a visual artist who has been based in Chicago for the past 22 years, has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Ebony Magazine and Chicago Collection Magazine. His work, comprised of over 1800 pieces, has been displayed in national galleries as well as private and corporate collections. “To work with such an experienced artist as Bruce B. Jefferson is an honor” said Paget. “Being mentored by him is an example of the amazing opportunities I’ve had from living in Chicago. This city and its people constantly inspire me.
Rénard is the founder and designer of Gambrell Rénard. The Austin, Texas based company specializes in luxury home furnishings and outerwear in natural materials. “Gambrell’s creations brings a perfect balance to our show and it’s been so great to collaborate with someone working in a completely different medium”
Paget explained. “It’s going to be a super cool experience for all of us and we can’t wait to
share it with Chicago.” Décor & Art will run August 1st, Noon – 5pm 2255 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Bruce B. Jefferson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_B._JeffersonGambrell
Rénard http://www.gambrellrenard.comPresley Joy Paget:
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