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Gallery@220 - a Pop-Up Art Loop™ Gallery

Exhibition Detail
INTENSITY group show
Curated by: Shayne Wulbert
220 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60604


January 14th, 2011 - February 28th, 2011
Opening: 
January 21st, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Charged, Bruce ThornBruce Thorn, Charged,
2009, Oil on Linen, 122x152cm
© Bruce Thorn, 2009
Hidden Cities, k.a. lettsk.a. letts, Hidden Cities, Acrylic
© Kathleen Letts
Paperika 2, Richard ShippsRichard Shipps, Paperika 2,
2010, Cut paper, 12' x 18'
© Richard Shipps
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Artist, Richard Shipps, in conjunction with the Chicago Loop Alliance, is proud to announce a new art exhibition titled "INTENSITY" at the Pop-Up Art Loop™ Gallery located at 220 South Wabash, Chicago, IL. This inaugural offering for 2011, curated by Shayne Wulbert,  features the paintings of Bruce Thorn and K.A. Letts and the cut paper work of Richard Shipps.

There will be an opening reception on January 21 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at the gallery. The opening and the gallery are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will run from January 14 through February 28, 2011.

ABOUT POP-UP ART LOOP

Pop-Up Art Loop™ transforms empty storefronts in the Loop into a moveable feast of public art galleries, exhibits and studios. A new initiative of Chicago Loop Alliance, Pop-Up Art Loop™ creates partnerships between artists and property owners, creating temporary gallery space at no cost to the artist in prime Loop locations. Enjoy photography, sculpture, 2D art, video and new media, installations and more.

SHAYNE WULBERT

Curator Shayne Wulbert has worked as a consultant, curator, and associate gallery director over the past decade. She received her BA in Art History from University of Wisconsin, Madison, followed by a Masters in Arts Management from Columbia College.

BRUCE THORN

Bruce Thorn's paintings are concerned with contemplative abstraction and invention, imagination and exploration. Meandering line and expressionistic background washes often serves as the beginning of a process, suggesting anthropomorphic, organic and geometric forms and interactions. Narrative has been discarded and replaced with a visual language of color, shape, line, texture and movement. Simplified visual means are utilized to enable complex results. Each work offers multiple interpretations while challenging the process of cognition, how we form associations and meaning. Bruce is a native of Chicago. He received his BFA from SAIC, 1975 and MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987.

"I accept the notion that life confronts us with chaos. Through painting, I attempt to come to terms with this chaos."-Bruce Thorn, 2007   http://www.brucethorn.com

K.A. LETTS

Kathleen Letts began her creative life in the theater. She received her MFA from Yale Drama School, where she studied set and costume design. Although she no longer works in the theater, many of the skills and techniques learned there have been useful in the studio.  She considers herself an expressionist, working intuitively from images that come to the right brain and go directly into her art. Taken as a whole, her unique work fits comfortably into a Chicago aesthetic which can be described as well-crafted pop expressionism. Kathleen's aesthetic has been described by arts writer Jeff Stevenson of eXaminer.com as “a wonderfully unique take on the classical idea of cubism.”

K.A. Letts is currently represented by A.I.R. Gallery in New York.   http://www.arborart.com

RICHARD SHIPPS

Richard Shipps attended Detroit Society of Arts & Crafts and Wayne State University and Albion College. He has shown his work  throughout the Chicago area since moving here in 2007 from Michigan. His precision-cut dimensional paper work focuses on the intersection of positive and negative imagery. Richard developed his paper cutting skills in the late 1960's while working for a production studio creating artwork for slides and motion picture animation. He explores the boundaries between form and counter-form. Interlocking and individual patterns are revealed through subtle or sometimes jarring changes in relationship. Shapes migrate through a series of states to reveal the narrative.

Shipps says, " My process looks at shadow as light, light as shadow, informed by shape-memories and emotions. These forms reveal imagery in both positive and negative space in a framework of changing references. I try to work from a limited palette of simple shapes, cutting multiples and variations. The complex counter-forms revealed by these primal shapes is what I find fascinating."  http://www.richardshipps.com

 

There will be an opening reception on January 21 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at the gallery. The opening and the gallery are free and open to the public.

The gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery, (between Adams and Jackson on Wabash) is just one block from the Chicago Art Institute, in the South Loop. Take the Brown, Purple, Green, Pink. or Orange line to the Adams,/Wabash station.


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