“Other Rooms” at the Hofheimer Gallery

Above: Kevin Blake “Her Free Yolk Stilling His Wonder Curse” 90” x 52” Oil on Paper Mounted on Canvas

Artists: Kevin Blake, Nancy Delman, Joyce Marcus, Erwin Overes, Dobrila Pintar
Opening Reception: 1 June 2018, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 1 June 2018- 29 June 2018

This group exhibition examines the concept of disconnect. These paintings and sculptures chronicle human interaction through ambiguous space with a fusion of concrete and abstract images. Alternative universes, created with careful interaction, layer time and space.

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

“Silver Lining”, a solo show by Brian Dovie Golden

Elephant Room Gallery is excited to present Silver Lining, a solo exhibition by artist Brian Dovie Golden, opening on Saturday, May 12th with a reception from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition runs through July 7th and is free and open to the public.

Using primarily watercolor, Golden has been exploring this medium for the past several years, perfecting it to portray the beautiful subtleties of skin and texture in portraiture. Silver Lining is a culmination of portraits and illustrated figures that give physical shape to the joyful highs and woeful lows of our existence. Both the inspiration for the series and the interpretation are very personal to the artist, but the resulting work is relatable to all who have struggled and triumphed in life. The combination of the sketchbook inspired figure drawings and the photorealistic painted portraits are unique to the artist and speak to his ability to bring something fresh to the contemporary art scene. Giving a nod to both pop art and photorealism, Golden is an artist who creates from the heart first and foremost, creating his own unique signature style in the process.

About the Artist

Brian Dovie Golden (b. 1982) is a Chicago-based African American contemporary artist. His thought-provoking, emotionally charged paintings invite viewers to address issues of race, gender, pop culture and mental health. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Golden would find solace in comic books, cartoons and anything that brought forth bright colors and joy. Today, his work reflects those initial childhood inspirations as he explores human emotion through his use of portraiture, illustrations and color. Golden is a graduate of the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago, with a BFA in Graphic Design/Multimedia Production. Emerging on the Chicago art scene in early 2013, Brian has shown with Poets and Artists and at various galleries including Nych Gallery, galleryna19 and Elephant Room Gallery.

Elephant Room Gallery has been operating since 2009, exhibiting Chicago-based artists who bring fresh perspectives to the contemporary art world. The gallery is located at 704 S Wabash Ave. in Chicago. More information on exhibitions and events can be found on the gallery’s website: www.elephantroomgallery.com.

 

Expressionist Treasure

Morpho Gallery Presents
“Expressionist Treasure”
May 18th- June 13th Exhibition
Curated by Sarah Braden

Opening Artist Reception May 18th 6pm-10pm

Featuring:Sarah Braden, Amy Rodriguez, Jesy Grose, Zac Franzoni and Kerry Lange

Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce its “guest curator” program continuance, with “Expressionist Treasure” Exhibition. We are exhibiting 5 local creative artists, each with their own style yet all very compatible. Sarah Braden will be guest curating at Morpho Gallery and presenting selective pieces from Amy Rodriquez, Jesy Grose, Zac Franzoni, Kerry Lange, and herself.

Website: morphogallery.com

13th ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Show dates: April 6th- May 12th
Opening Reception: April 6th 6-10pm

Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. We are exhibiting 23 Photographers from the nationally publicized open call, from April 6th thru May 12th.

Featured artists: Anthony Iacuzzi, Brad Perkins, Denise Orlin, Jeanne Lauziere, Kathryn Gapinski, Lara Joy Brynildssen, Lauri Novak, Leonard Jewler, Magda Bowen, Maria Rebelo, Noriko Buckles, Patrick Carr, Paul Malinowski, Rebecca Flowers, Stephanie Lehr, Stephen Butzlaff, Suzanne Shumaker, Tony Hutson and Whitney Bush.

Each year our gallery has submissions nationally to choose for this exhibit. This year we have selected photographers from ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­–Vermont, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado and Illinois.

Juror : Angie McMonigal

An award-winning fine art photographer, Angie’s work has been internationally exhibited and published. Her photos have been showcased by galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and other destinations.

Her Urban Quilt series is now part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery’s Chicago Project. Publication credits include National Geographic, Departures, and SHOTS Magazine. Angie has received awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), among others. She frequently works with art consultants, designers, architectural firms, and private collectors to provide compelling photographs for their collections. She has collaborated with national and global brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stir, and Icebreaker, creating distinctive images to complement their brands. She is available for commissioned, one-of-a-kind projects for both individual and corporate collectors. Creating images that draw out the organic interplay between design, structure, environment, and society, Angie offers a fresh viewpoint that fulfills clients’ commercial and creative needs.

5216 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
www.morphogallery.com