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Urban Insights

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Urban Connections Mixed Media on Canvas 30" X 40" © Courtesy of the artist and Chicago Cultural Center
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Keeping the Lines Open Acrylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © Sandra Holubow
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Cacophony Acrylic on Canvas © Sandra Holubow
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Wind Chill Factor Acrylic on Canvas 16" X 20"
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Aspirations Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 36"
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Courtyard Entry Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 20" © Sandra Holubow
Urban Insights
Curated by: Patricia O'Malley

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
April 13th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Opening: April 13th, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
collages
COST:  
$0.00

DESCRIPTION

The Chicago Cultural Center proudly presents the work Sandra Holubow.  Her paintings and collages remind us to treasure what we have now, because our cities seem disposable in our cultural pursuit of the New. The 28 works on exhibit are dynamic images of urban density and energy. Her ordinary landmarks become iconic: Trains and tracks are reminders of a journey we all must take, dark nights with bright lights become beacons of hope, and telephone poles connect us through communication. Holubow infuses these subjects with strength, rendered caringly and compassionately. In cherishing the present - the here and now - we are re-assured of the continuum and continuity of life. By idealizing city life and the ties that bind, Holubow reveals the courage and adaptability of the human spirit. In the wisdom of her observations we cannot help but ask, “What will we as individuals and as a people leave behind?”  This show is exquisitely set in the Renaissance Court Gallery, which is reserved for masters and doyennes age 55 and older.  Enjoy! 

ABOUT THE ARTIST: 

A life-long Chicagoan, Sandra Holubow holds a BFA Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and studied printmaking while in the University of Chicago’s MFA program. An award winning artist, she received two Chicago Artists Assistance Program Grants from the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, She also curates and organizes exhibits (Caffeine IV,V & up-coming VI) and is on the Board of the Chicago Society of Artists. Her work is held by many private collections nationally.