‘Out of the Sky, Into the Dirt’
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10th 2015
7 – 10 pm
Show runs July 10 – August 1
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5th 2015
June 5th – July 2nd
Tim Anderson, on this exhibition:
These paintings are part of an ongoing study of the mammal face.
The signals inside the face.
Mammals need their mother and show it in distress.
The most vulnerable moments show up in the form of mugshots. Some of these paintings are referenced from mugshots coming out of Buncombe County in Western North Carolina.
Some faces are sorrowful and full of pain.
Some faces are confused or angry.
They are all in a state of agitation.
These paintings are a response to these emotions.
“Alley Walk: A Walk Through Chicago’s Other Street Grid”
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1st 2015
May 1st – May 30th
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Opening Friday, APRIL 10TH 7-10pm
Exhibition runs from APRIL 10th – APRIL 27, 2015
1513 N Western Ave, 1st flr.
“These works evoke music, plants. architectural detail, and the written word; they seem to be a story that rewards the viewer with each repeated viewing; and I, for one am happy to get lost in these small, wondrous mysteries.”
– Tony Fitzpatrick
1513 N WESTERN AVE, 1ST FLR 7-10PM
March 6th – March 27th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th 7-10pm
1513 N Western Ave, 1st flr.
Free Beer courtesy Three Floyds Brewing Co
Opening Friday, Feb 6th from 7-10pm
1513 N Western Ave, 1st flr.
“Jesy Grose was born August 16th 1984. She grew up in a rural country town near the boarder of Illinois and Wisconsin. While discovering her love for nature…she got into drawing animals and bugs, along with found pets. When she turned 15, she seized a window from the dumpster and saw a vision for a life of art on glass. Using her creatures to expose ideals of her child hood and life experience, she sets a standard to be crossed. Play, dance, live, ride, dress up silly… Be yourself! Jesy Grose’s work expands on her personal human potential as she creates band-aids, roads and itsy-bitsy spiders to encompass her creatures…whom are sometimes sad and longing. Jesy Grose believes the mind is master of reality.”
– W. David Powell, 2014
FRIDAY NOV 7TH – NOV 26TH
OPENING RECEPTION FROM 7-10PM
“My artwork examines the passing of time and the day-to-day struggles and triumphs that move life forward.
Continuing my exploration with found mixed media material, I’ve created a series of collages with salvaged wood, canvas, and repurposed vintage magazines.
The patterns create patchwork-like memorials to the U.S.A: to its spirit and its skylines, its endurance and its impatience. The textures reflect a march forward with a flowing back in time, searching for meaning and place in this country that both awes me and at times frustrates me. There are bold colors that fade and faded colors that illuminate, similar to flags and banners. Much like flowers in gardens, we keep going, changing and adapting.
Much like a cultural anthropologist, I sift through layers of repetitive shapes and gradations of material in order to reflect the passage of time. My art evolves into detailed and textured storybooks that embody a yearning for the past, an image-based connection to the present and bold flashes of possible future worlds.”
-Kristen Neveu, 2014
1513 N WESTERN AVE, 1ST FLR
SPONSORED BY THREE FLOYDS
Joseph Hasiewicz was born in 1922 in the quiet little town of Slawatycze, Poland. His childhood was shattered by the blitzkrieg. As a teen, he was taken by the Nazis as forced labor. He was shipped to the Rhine valley where he was put to work growing food and bottling Riesling for the German troops and citizens. It was his deep faith in God that helped him through these difficult years. After the liberation in the spring of 1945, Joe spent the next few years doing odd jobs. It was during this time that he was able to start enjoying his love of art by painting backdrops for theatre performances and painting for enjoyment. It was in Germany that he met the lovely Helene, who would become his wife of 60 years. Having equal loathing for both Stalin and his communist regime as he did for Hitler and Nazism, Joe knew he could not return to Poland. He decided to immigrate to the US in 1950 along with his childhood friend John and good friend and romantic interest, Helene. Once in the US, Joe made a good living painting, the then in vogue, hand painted shower curtains and later designing window displays for a department store on State Street. In 1954, Joe and Helene were married and settled on the North side. They had two children , Joe’s namesake in 1959, and Elizabeth and 1962. Joe, later, enrolled in school and became a draftsman. The company that hired him moved to the suburbs and Joe and his wife built their dream home in the suburban town of Lombard in 1968. It was then that a lifetime of thoughts and ideas took shape as sketches and the sketches came to life in his paintings. “Painting helps ease the pain of the things I have seen and that have happened in society during my lifetime”, Joe was once quoted. Joe now lives with his daughter and her family in New Hampshire. Although his sight is affected by macular degeneration, he still continues to paint. Joe will soon celebrate is 92nd birthday.
AdventureLand Gallery is proud to present, “Poetry is Practical,” a solo exhibition by Robin Dluzen.
Though the imagery I feature in my work may seem varied –the transmission towers, the man-made landscapes and the appropriated line drawings– together they create a composite picture of the concept of “home.” While some evoke very personal notions of home for myself, like the absent-minded doodles my father made as he related a story about working in an iron foundry as a young man, others encompass a wider scope via the network of power lines from the small, Southeast Michigan town where I attended college. Still others, like the appropriated hardware illustrations, will be familiar to a broad spectrum of viewers.
Compounded with the content imparted through the representational imagery is the meaning imbued within the sourced, recycled, utilitarian and throwaway materials I employ. Ephemeral media like brown paper lawn refuse bags and cardboard contribute to a “here today, gone tomorrow,” fleeting sense of place and time. But, home is not just a place of fondness and memories; it’s also the conflation of landscape, labor and socioeconomics that lay the groundwork of identity.
Come join us in celebrating the opening of this exciting new exhibit with Robin Dluzen!
Beer and refreshments will be served.
Opening Reception: Friday Sep 5, 2014
Exhibition runs through Sep5 – Sep26.