The exhibition this month at PlayfulZen LLC Gallery brings together five artists working in Chicago who employ form and structures within their work in a variety of ways, including mathematically, geometrically, architecturally, or by utilizing scientific formulas and pattern. The work ranges from traditional painting and drawing, photography, non-functional vessels, installation, and even a work using food as primary medium.
Erin Elizabeth and Harry Sidebotham are recent BFA graduates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both inspired on some level by the work of Harry’s father Joseph Sidebotham. Within the work shown correlations can be drawn between devices used to create and break space, as well as methods used to challenge it.
Fred Teifeld, featured in the photography room of the gallery, has gathered images of both recognizable and formidable structures within Chicago architecture that are both geometric and amorphous. Similarly, Nicole Villeneuve has created a new body of 2D work that utilizes paint and found imagery to reinterpret the industrial Cermak corridor of the city.
The opening reception takes place on February 12, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Guests are invited to take part in a community painting, dancing, free improv classes from the neighboring loft of Gregory Winston, and light refreshments. Parking is free and more information about the event can be found at www.playfulzen.com. Exhibition runs through March 3rd, contact gallery for both private viewings and unscheduled open hours at firstname.lastname@example.org.