About the Theme
Changing a reality, altering the vantage point — be it through anamorphosis or through distortion — often enables the artist to express reality with even greater clarity. The expected, shortest distance between point A and point B is straight, but what if the path takes curves, loops and even retrograde steps? The artists selected for "Distorted" explore that question with intiriguing and unique results.
About the Juror
Nelson Ghorbanian studied painting at City Colleges of Chicago under Professor Michael Parfenoff, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Chicago Academy of Fine Art where he studied Print making under Jerome Walker, and attended Columbia College and School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied advanced Printmaking. He first exhibited as early as 1964 in Chicago and followed with numerous group shows. In early 1972, Ghorbanian opened and operated Print Making Workshop and Air Gallery Inc., while teaching printmaking, silkscreen and lithography classes at Harold Washington College in Chicago IL.