I am happy to announce my new exclusive Chicago gallery representation with ARTSPACE8. Located at 900 North Michigan, ARTSPACE8 specializes in contemporary art and sculpture. Next time you are exploring Chicago’s magnificent Mile, please stop by ARTSPACE8 and see some beautiful artwork. Please visit gallery website here.
Below: "Kettle Moraine", "Waiting for the Rain", "Ancients" and "Omnis" waiting to be hung at ARTSPACE8.
Slideshow: Opening Night - November 14, 2015
I am pleased to be a part of the "Mixed Media" show at Roan & Black Contemporary in Saugatuck, Michigan, with several other amazing gallery artists. If you are in the beautiful Art Coast of West Michigan area, please visit this show and also spend some time exploring their beautiful sculpture garden. This short drive makes a great day trip this time of year!
November 14 - through December
Roan & Black Contemporary
It was with great sadness to all of us who worked with her that Judy Saslow announced her retirement as a Chicago gallerist. I exhibited my work in her gallery for over 10 years and we had become like family. She first saw my postage stamp collages and other mixed media pieces, including "Twin Towers", at an alternative hotel show called Nova on the north side of Chicago and our gallerist/artist relationship grew strong from there.
below right: with Judy at her last gallery show, Fall 2015
below left: "Twin Towers" used U.S. postage stamps and resin on canvas 60" x60" diptych 2006
Slideshow: Opening reception at Sidetracked Studio in Evanston, IL.
Saturday, November 7, 6-9PM.
From Sidetracked Studio Blog:
"Sidetracked Studio is proud to present Undiscovered Species, an exhibition featuring doodles, drawings, collages, and paintings that reveal the obsessive and repetitive mania of their makers, all of whom happen to be Chicago-based artists. Rory Coyne is exhibiting a selection of nature based works that subtly detail the sublime repetition of leaves, trees, and endless skies. Coyne is a founding director at Sidetracked Studio. Lauren Levato Coyne presents new work in colored pencil on paper and maple panel including her “cluster drawings,” an ongoing series of insect wings that form swarming, irregular, flower-like shapes. Levato Coyne is a founding director at Sidetracked Studio. Julie Murphy invents and interprets new species of human/monster/office worker hybrids in her expressive and slightly manic drawings. With ink and markers Murphy transforms manila folders, legal paper, and sundry office materials into her own sort of taxonomic record of her crypto-creatures. Murphy earned a BFA degree in illustration from Art Center College of Design, as well as a BS degree in radio/television/film from Northwestern University which lead to years of diverse work experiences that fueled the desire to escape reality, in addition to supplementing a rainbow of character studies for drawings. Vito Desalvo presents work from his current series, International People in the Know, which contain his reflections on interpersonal relations in today’s world. He has chosen both fictitious and actual faces of real people in his life. The backgrounds suggest no clue as to place, identity or nature of the conversation. The artist only offers the finality of the implied statement. In some of the faces is a lingering hint of relating the knowing implication of their comments. Others possess only a sense of innocent use of common use phrases. Desalvo has made comments related to these pieces that all serious conversations eventually lead to a confirmed answer form of “no”. Jordan Scott presents his current series of collaged works inspired by the Jungian theory of the Collective Unconscious coupled with his many years of martial arts training and teaching. The series pays homage to his belief in the interconnectedness of the universe. While Scott uses many materials outside of their typical context his specific material is canceled U.S. postage stamps, typically using thousands of individual stamps to form what appear to be abstracted landscapes and color fields to create a sum greater than its parts."