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GRAND MATTER: Contemporary Visions Of Still Life
Opening Friday September 5th\, 2008 7p.m. to 10 p.m.
Exhibiting through October 18th\, 2008
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 11a.m. to 6p.m.


Lisa Flores
President &\; Director

ALL RiSE GALLERY1370 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago\, Illinois 60642

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Grand Matter is group show of contemporary mid-career a rtists who are exploring objects and experimenting with their form and arra ngement. Sixteenth Century Dutch Still Life directly influences some artist s while others play more upon the metaphors and symbolism that surround obj ects relevant to the present and future. All RiSE Gallery president\, Lisa Flores \,curates Grand Matter.

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Featuring:   Joachim Lapotre-photography\, Michael David Rose-collage\, Sebastien Lapo inte-photo objects\, Lee Piechocki-paintings\, David Van Ness-digital sculp ture\, Shelby Donnelly-textile sculpture.

Parisian photographer Joachim Lapotre (www.joachimlapotre.com) contemporizes still life both p hilosophically and stylistically. Offering is a large and lavish triptych w ith a swine's head as the main subject. In appreciation for the sacrifice a nimals make for our meals\, Lapotre dresses a swine's face and a cow's hoof s with jewels and silk.

Lee Piechocki\, who c urrently lives and works in Lawrence\, Kansas\, challenges our notions of c onventional still life by rendering them technically uncomplicated and comp ositionally offbeat. In a series of six paintings\, the artist imagines how life can occur atop a white enamel table.

Professional Chicago and San Francisco architectural photographer and multi-media artist Michael David Rose will exhibit select shadow box collages. Usin g residual materials from his life he comments on our current situation on earth. Paying great attention to color scheme and design \, Rose creates an aura in each that is greater than the sum of it's parts.

David Van Ness (www.davidvanness.com)\, is a digital sculptor taking advantage of the possibilities of production and modern materials. Van Ness will exhi bit one hundred of his boxy\, miniature Stacking Cows. Van Ness creates a d igital file of the sculpture and then has them mass-produced by a Chinese m anufacturer. The process echoes his beliefs about consumption in today's wo rld. The arrangement or installation of these pieces is an open-ended inter pretation.

Recent MFA recipient from Tyler School of Arts\, Shelby Donnelly (www.shelbydonnelly.com) will exhibit a larger than life si lk and thread sculpture of a single sheet of loose-leaf paper. Document is a cross between a painting and a quilt. The blank sheet of paper symbolizes both the idea of a clean slate as well as a false start in the process of creating.

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