What do the surprising game-referencing, sculptural paintings by Tim Liddy and the street photographs of Bob Rehak‘s 1970’s Chicago Uptown say about the human condition, the artists, and today? Coming up June 13th, ZIA Gallery presents two solo exhibitions that will engage viewers’ perceptions. As we know, things are not always as they appear. So, take time to examine beyond the surface.
The exhibition runs from June 13 – July 25th at ZIA Gallery, 548 Chestnut Street, Winnetka, IL 60093. All are welcome to attend. The gallery is located 2 short blocks from Winnetka’s Metra Station.
Opening Saturday, April 25 at ZIA | Gallery works by two remarkable and award-winning talents: handmade paper sculpture and book artist Melissa Jay Craig and digital photographer Lisa A. Frank. All are encouraged to attend the opening reception from 5 – 7pm. The exhibition continues through June 6th at 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093. www.ziagallery.net
ZIA | Gallery’s current exhibition of works by Anne Hughes and paintings by Matthew Schofield is a study in contrasts. Torontonian, Schofield creates diminutive oil paintings based on the “throwaway” or “forgotten” photograph. Through the manipulation of paint, he transforms his inspirational source into fresh, expressive compositions. His pieces range from 1 x 1.5 inches to 6 x 6 inches. Unlike Schofield, Anne Hughes’ work evolves intuitively, combining imagery and abstraction that takes the viewer on a personally interpretive journey. Created from a variety of materials, her work ranges in scale from the very small to over eight feet. The exhibition runs through April 18th.
ZIA | Gallery
548 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
T 847-446-3970 ziagallery.net
ZIA Gallery’s next exhibition presents two artists with offbeat approaches to topically relevant works of social commentary. Kathy Weaver’s and Brian McDonald’s artworks are bound to enliven discussion when the show opens Saturday, October 18th, 5 – 7pm.
Kathy Weaver is concerned with a dichotomy of technological uses and abuses, while Brian McDonald references a frazzled state of being exasperated by American consumerism. Kathy Weaver continues her fascination with robots and robotics. Brian McDonald’s visual vocabulary includes a painterly collage of slogans and cartoon imagery. At once, works by both artists can be disturbing while evoking wry amusement.
Kathy Weaver is recognized for her quilted airbrushed works. With this exhibition, mixed media approaches to drawing and painting prevail. One of these new works was snapped up in Grand Rapids, MI during the first day of Art Prize. ZIA Gallery will have many more of her powerful works on view.
Brian McDonald is based in California and exhibits for the first time in the Chicago area. ZIA Gallery welcomes him as a newly represented artist. He was recently included in SCOPE, NYC.
The exhibition continues through November 15th, 2014. Please note ZIA Gallery has new hours. The gallery is now open Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5pm and Thursday until 7pm.