Ravenswood ArtWalk

Our new studio, 2X1Y Studios, will be open during this year's Ravenswood ArtWalk. 2X1Y Studios is a shared space between myself, John Cizmar and Annette Gaspers. We are located at 1800 W. Cuyler Avenue, which is located right behind the Irving Park Brown Line stop. The ArtWalk runs from Irving Park Road to Lawrence Avenue along both east and west sides of the Metra tracks on Ravenswood Avenue. Over 40 spaces are participating in the walk. Food Vendors and Craft Brewers will also be featured including our landlords, Begyle Brewing. The ArtWalk will be running on Saturday, September 29 from 11 AM through 7 PM and on Sunday, September 30 from 11 AM through 6 PM.

Along with drawings and prints, my new installation will be shown in progress. We look forward to seeing you there!

New installation in progress, Isolation

Portfolio exchange print and exhibition

Facade, Serigraph

I recently finished a new serigraph called Facade for the Ohio University 2012 Alumni Exchange Portfolio. The portfolio features works of current and former students and faculty. If you are able to see the exhibition, it is located in the Fine Arts Gallery of Alden Library at Ohio University. The exhibition runs through May 12 and kicked off Ohio University's College of Fine Arts 75th Anniversary Celebration. As part of the weekend's activities, I also did a Visiting Artist demonstration for the Papermaking class on hand-made books. We did both a pamphlet stitch and an accordion book during the demonstration. The print is made up of twelve runs of the same colored ink. It has inspired me to want to make a suite of 12-16 prints in the same manner, so I will keep you updated on that project. Hopefully, they will be done in time for an exhibition that I have coming up at the end of the year.

Stand Out Prints

My piece, Relics (1), was juried into Highpoint Center for Printmaking's first ever juried exhibition. The exhibit is called Stand Out Prints and will be shown in their gallery space in Minneapolis from February 24 through April 14, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 24 from 6:30-9:00. Awards will be announced then. The jurors for this exhibition were Susan Inglett and Mark Pascale.

Organic Inclinations

I have fifteen new drawings and a mezzotint on view at Mixed Company in River North. Organic Inclinations is an exhibition of works by myself and Sarah E. Rehmer that will be on view through January 16, 2012. We are hosting an Artists' Reception on Friday, December 2 from 7-9 pm. Mixed Company is located at 223 W. Erie Street, Chicago.

Disintegration

My new piece, Disintegration, is now on view at the Coalition Gallery! After many hours and a lot of help, I am excited to finally get to exhibit the piece in its entirety. The materials involved in making the piece include: Monotype on hand-cut mulberry paper, monofilament, crochet, glass beads, medium, wood and fabric. The final dimensions of the installed piece are 9 feet by 9 feet by 11 feet. I hope that you get a chance to see it in person if you are in the Chicago area! Time Signatures, the Coalition Gallery Resident's last group exhibition, will be shown at 217 North Carpenter Street in Chicago's West Loop through Friday, September 16. There will be a closing reception on September 16 from 5-7 and we will be open for the West Loop's Gallery Crawl on Friday, September 9 from 6-8.