Dreaming In Color: New Work In Gouache

Show Dates: November 2 — December 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5-8pm

Gouache (pronounced “gwash”) , is one of the world’s oldest painting mediums and revered for its radiant glow, high versatility and velvety texture. Dreaming In Color: New Work In Gouache is a look at contemporary techniques and possibilities in the medium.

Exhibiting artists are: William Conger, Nicole Gordon, Michael Noland, Nicolas Sistler, Gene Skala, and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris.

Hofheimer Gallery
Address: 4823 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: +1 847-274-7550
Website: hofheimergallery.com

The “Rejuvenate Series”

Morpho Gallery is pleased to present a pop-up exhibit featuring a diverse collection of artists. The “Rejuvenate Series” will run for just one day, October 20th with an opening reception from 6-11pm.

The “Rejuvenate Series” will feature: Adrian Amesquita, Ivonne Cruz, Giselle Mira Diaz, David Foster, Staci Jo Sterenberg, Ozzie Stern, Lindsey Summers, and Jerome Thymes.

The exhibit will feature a variety of different mediums: photography, mosaic, charcoal, stone lithograph, and acrylic.

All artists in the exhibit currently live in Chicago, many inspired by the city while others explore themes of gender, rejection & inclusion, self-identity, culture, and alienation.

The artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, October 20th from 6-11pm.

Please contact Ivonne Cruz;
773.512.6167 for additional information.

5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625


Above: “The Map and the Territory” – artist Bruce Thorn

Artists – Betty Cleeland, William Conger, Donna Hapac, Vera Klement, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, and Bruce Thorn
Opening Reception with the artists – Friday, October 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Exhibition continues through October 26
Essay by Kate Ingold

What does it mean to sustain an art practice for many years, to delve deeply into a medium (or mediums) and participate in the vibrant, millennia-long conversation with other artists into ‘retirement age’ and beyond? Hofheimer Gallery is honored to present “Salute,” a group exhibition featuring the artwork of six acclaimed artists: Betty Cleeland, William Conger, Donna Hapac, Vera Klement, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, and Bruce Thorn, in celebration of their contribution and commitment to making art in Chicago.

Abstract painters Betty Cleeland and William Conger work in exact lines and formal compositions to create work that can be both energetically playful and meditative. Cleeland’s strict patterns evoke the ordered presence of mandalas and other objects of contemplative practice while Conger’s architectural and organic abstractions seem to echo our interactions with Chicago’s robust and massive infrastructure. Fellow abstract painter Bruce Thorn explores the tactile and expressive nature of paint in works that explode with measured movement. His paintings propel shape and color, guiding the viewer through the medium’s inherent energies.

Donna Hapac’s twisting and curving sculptures, made of reed and linen and wood, evoke the living forms from which her materials have come from: the reaching of trees and other plants toward the sun; the flowing water that sustains them from above and below. Vera Klement’s paintings combine figurative and abstract elements to present what could be called a poetic logic, a logic that haunts not unlike a dream or distant memory. Pushing this poetic logic even further, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris paints in a surrealist, magical style, one that makes real the ‘unreal,’ and connects us to the mythic in surprising and sometimes ineffable ways.

In this exhibition, we see the expert work that results from a lifetime of practice and dedication. Come and celebrate these six remarkable artists with us during Chicago Artists’ Month, 2018

Address: 4823 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: +1 847-274-7550
Website: hofheimergallery.com

Morpho Gallery Presents Billowing Life

Exhibit Runs: October 5th – 15th
Opening Artist Reception: October 6th 6pm –10pm

Featuring Pablo Perea

“Billowing Life” is the first “Still Life” collection of Pablo Perea. The pieces are painted in the technique of oil pastels on paper and also acrylic on canvas.

The objects that were part of our lives were once the notion of “Beauty and Harmony”, they were witnesses to our happiness and it’s the departure. We do not realize that those images that we perceived as “Still Life” were accompanying us and living!

About the Artist

Pablo Perea is a Cuban artist that has been painting for over 25 years, with an extensive body of work and is well known for his portraits of female images that began in 1995 through 2014. Pablo Perea moved to New Mexico in 2010 and his work has changed approaching the topic of nature with a touch of surrealism between the elements that are part of the stories.

Pablo Perea was born in 1970 in the city of Guines, Havana, graduated in 1995 from medical school and gave up his medical career to become a full-time artist. In 2001 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago where he became an essential part of Havana Gallery for the next 10 years and helped promote the work of more than 100 artists from Cuba.

5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

DREAMBOX Gallery presents Carmella Saraceno

Hiding in Public – Conversation Pieces
Friday, October 5th – Saturday, November 10th.

Opening reception with artist:
Saturday, OCTOBER 20th from 12pm to 4pm

Carmella Saraceno gathers found objects and materials, and through deliberate selection, creates free-standing figures that are constructed from plywood. Each individual sculpture is intended to initiate a conversation. Stripped from their initial meaning, the objects are chosen for their shape, form, and color. In the process, the utilitarian is transformed into something new, yet familiar, ushering the viewer into a place of discovery and fresh insights.

Alongside these sculptures, Saraceno is showing a series of watercolors that inform her sculptural work.

“The daily practice of writing has led me to a new daily practice of painting watercolors,” says Saraceno. “these access a substrata of emotion and thought beneath the language of words—leading me into new trailheads of exploration.”

Carmella Saraceno, Artist, Sculptor, Writer, Creative Entrepreneur, earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1979, a period during which she also studied art in Rome. She lived and worked in New York City during the 1980s, but relocated to Chicago after participating in Sculpture Chicago’86. In 1990, she founded Methods & Material, which she now co-owns with her partner and sculptor, Roger Machin, and co-founded A+CCT (Artists and Children Create Together) a NFP community arts organization in Humboldt Park. From 1994 until 2000, Saraceno was an instructor, advisor, and the Director of International Affairs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

DREAMBOX GALLERY/STUDIO engages in a creative range of art and cultural exchange that celebrates the diversity of emerging and established artists. Transforming the traditional gallery space, DreamBox opens its door as an alternative for showcasing artists. Its mission is to create, inspire and be inspired by the cultural link between artists and their creative currency: Word | Image | Idea

DREAMBOX GALLERY IS OPEN on Friday and Saturday from 11AM – 4PM or by appointment.

DREAMBOX GALLERY | 2415 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647