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Veiled Meaning
Curated by: Jeff Stevenson

217 N Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60607
April 15th, 2011 - May 20th, 2011
Opening: April 15th, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://chicagoartistscoalition.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
cortney@chicagoartistscoalition.org
PHONE:  
312.491.8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday-Thursday, 10pm to 5pm. Fridays, 9am-1pm. Saturdays, 12pm to 6pm.
TAGS:  
mixed-media, conceptual, realism, landscape, surrealism, abstract, figurative, modern, traditional
COST:  
Free and Open to the Public

DESCRIPTION

VEILED MEANING: an art exhibition featuring the work of Coalition Gallery artists Bernell Loeb, Sarah E. Rehmer and Shawn Stucky.

Curated by Jeff Stevenson.

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 15, 2011, 6:30 to 9:00PM. VEILED MEANING continues through Friday, May 20, 2011.

Bernell Loeb, Sarah E. Rehmer and Shawn Stucky journey through the subconscious to explore memory and dreamscapes.

BERNELL LOEB’s oil paintings are a meticulously rendered universe of floating women who defy gravity, often shown with their animal companions.  These images arise from fragmentary feelings, dreams and meditations a process that trusts the indirect route to a deeper truth.

SARAH E. REHMER’s painstaking encaustic work draws its inspiration from fragments of memory. The mellow light of Rehmer’s soft, wax paintings capture the fragile, fragmentary tracings of memory.  “When memory fails the individual, what is left behind is but a word, a partial thought, stories without text, songs without lyrics, anthems that are empty.”

SHAWN STUCKY finds inspiration for his work in what he refers to as “silent film animations,” the mysterious space between waking and dreaming.   Lucid dreams inspire imagery that draws on fragments of familiar objects, combined in a surreal landscape that is haunting in its effect.

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday - Friday, 12PM to 5PM and Saturday, 12PM to 6PM or by appointment (also open until 8PM on the first Friday of each month).  Phone: 773-772-2385.