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Vertical Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition with the Lie. Versus runs July 11 &ndash\; 26\, 2015\, with an opening reception on Saturday\, July 11\, 6-10pm. The exhibition is free and open t o the public.

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Chicago&rsquo\;s Lie (Jay Turner) brings to life his story of 4D vs Doom in his first solo exhibition at Vertical Gallery. Lie i s a Chicago suburb born and based painter. He is a graduate of The Illinois Institute of Art &ndash\; Schaumburg. Submersing himself in the Chicago St reet Art Scene\, he became a student of spray paint and urban art. Mixing t raditional painting techniques with spray paint\, he has manifested a uniqu e style that crosses contemporary and street art. He has exhibited in Chica go\, Miami\, and San Francisco. Vertical Gallery represented him at the pre stigious SCOPE Art Fair\, Miami Beach\, in December 2014.

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In the 4D vs Doom story\, the girl that is present in the majority of his works repr esents who you are - she is all the good in you. Normally seen sporting her war attire\, complete with gloss black helmet and make-up\, she is at war against the challenges in your life. This is Lie&rsquo\;s largest exhibitio n to date.

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Lie &ndash\; Versus
July 11 &ndash\; 26\, 2015
Opening reception with the artist\, Saturday\, July 11\, 6-10pm.< br /> Vertical Gallery\, 1016 N. Western Avenue\, Chicago\, IL 60622

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ANX XV takes its name from the Annex Studios\, a former furniture warehouse and storage space for the lyr ic opera in Dekalb\, IL. These studios are home to Northern Illinois Univer sity's MFA program\, of which the five artists in the show are recent gradu ates&ndash\; the class of MMXV. These artists were selected through a jurie d invitational based on the excellence of their work and to weave several c ommon threads amongst the output of this world class degree program (which resides just far enough from the metropolitan art center of Chicago to not quite capture the same attention as its urban counterparts).

F iguration is one common theme&ndash\; whether rendered in the wistful\, yet psychologically uneasy portraits of Stuart Snoddy or the grotesque bodies of the allegorical etchings of Joshua Johnson. Other works evoke symbolic h istories through abstraction such as the shimmering graphite grooves in All en Moore's canvases\, which nod toward Afro-futurism and in the meandering lines of Adrienne Miller's prints which reassess romantic notions of landsc ape. Finally Miller's intuitive mark making process links her work to the a bstract sculptures of Marcy Thomas\, which are articulated by the inherent qualities of their materials as much as the artist's decision making proces s.

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THE SUB-MISSION is pleased to present Wilderness and Hou sehold\, a collaborative project by Michael and Yhelena Hall. Merging two parts of contemporary Western culture &ndash\; domestic routine and ind ustrialization &ndash\; Michael and Yhelena Hall employ concrete\, consumer goods\, and reinterpreted everyday home technologies in their site-specifi c installation. An opening reception will be held Friday\, July 10\, from 6 to 8pm. The show continues through Saturday\, August 22.

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 \;Mi chael and Yhelena Hall embrace material associations in Wilderness and Household. The exhibition features a wall-mounted triptych of cast con crete collage that incorporates packaging from easily accessible consumer p roducts and polished rebar\, which is revealed in deteriorated areas of the concrete slabs. Extending their installation into the Chicago urban terrai n\, Michael and Yhelena Hall produce a concrete collage designed to level b reaks and voids in a well-worn overpass at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Arbor Place. The concrete collage is installed directly within the infrast ructure and photographs of this off-site installation are accompanied by tw o small\, wall-mounted concrete collages cast from the same location. The f inal element of the installation features a box fan that propels air throug h a second box fan that is repurposed into a wind turbine to generate elect ricity to power a third\, smaller oscillating fan.

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Concrete works w ith packaging from over-consumed products paired with mundane\, mass-produc ed objects reconstructed to generate green energy highlight the cause and e ffect &ndash\; and ultimate discourse &ndash\; of sustainable development i n today&rsquo\;s society.

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Michael Hall received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) an d received his BFA from State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. H e has recently exhibited at ROMAN SUSAN\, Terrain Exhibitions\, and Defibri llator Gallery in Chicago. He has also exhibited at NURTUREart Gallery in B rooklyn\, Current Space in Baltimore\, and the New Orleans Film Festival.\n

Yhelena Hall received her MFA from State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz and received her BFA from Kharkiv State Ar t School in Ukraine. She has recently completed residencies at ACRE (Artist s&rsquo\; Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) and Wormfarm Institute in Wisconsin. Yhelena Hall&rsquo\;s work has been included in exhibitions at R OMAN SUSAN and Chicago Art Department. She exhibited at THE MISSION in PARALLELS // A Collaboration with ACRE Residency in 2013.

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