August 28th 2010 marks the grand opening of the R&D Gallery in Lincoln Park. The gallery is a collaboration between artist Dave Sharma and business partner Colin Mewirther. R&D Gallery will be hosting a modern art exhibit entitled PhilanthropART, featuring emerging artist Kim Leutwyler.
This new gallery is large loft space located in the heart of Lincoln Park. The goal of R&D Gallery is to provide exposure and incubate a wide variety of artists . "We are looking to exhibit artists work that we feel passionate about regardless of their background, education or style. We will be featuring artists from MFA programs as well
as notable urban and new-brow artists from Chicago, New York and Los Angeles” -- Dave and Colin, Owners R&D Gallery
In addition R&D Gallery provides consulting services to collectors, corporations and hospitality industries providing cutting edge, emerging contemporary art. The partners background in art and finance ensures the highest level of knowledge and expertise.
The Opening Artist Reception for PhilanthropART will be held on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 from 6pm – 10pm.
R&D Gallery is located at 2000 North Halsted #2 (corner of Armitage and Halsted). Gallery hours are set by appointment only. www.rndgallery.com
Kim Leutwyler creates large scale figure paintings of queer-identified women. Her work toys with the concept of glorification vs. objectification vs. modification, while concurrently investigating the territory between visual and sexual enjoyment through pattern, color and image. Kim incorporates various facets of nature into her work in order to comment on the mutability of gender and beauty. Her work is best described as post- feminist using the male dominated cannon of painting to provide fodder for discourse, discussion and activism. Leutwyler’s artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout the United States, and she is part of a permanent collection at both the Naestved Cultural Center in Denmark, and the Brooklyn Art Library in New York. Kim will be donating 100% of the proceeds of work sold to Charity through her new non- profit organization PhilanthropART.
Sponsors: LLIC Magazine, PhilanthropART