Marked by Myth

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A Better Companion, 2012 Oil On Linen 78"X42"
Marked by Myth

310 N Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607
September 14th, 2012 - October 5th, 2012
Opening: September 14th, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Monday thru Saturday by appt
figurative, traditional


FM*Gallery Presents Rory Coyne

Marked by Myth

Exhibition Opens Fri., Sept. 14, 6 – 10 p.m. at 310 N. Peoria

“My works are observations and commentaries on daily living

through the use of allegory.”

CHICAGO – FM*Gallery is pleased to announce “Marked by Myththe stunning,

therianthropic solo exhibition of gallery artist Rory Coyne. Coyne masterfully

uses oil painting techniques to create works that are simultaneously allegorical

and highly personal. Coyne is donating 10% of his earnings of the exhibition to

the Marwen Organization, and has partnered with the Organization in order to

give back to the Chicago art community.


the Artist:

Rory Coyne is emerging as a leader among a group of dedicated painters

working in the contemporary allegorical realist movement. He entered school

with an inclination toward illustration but after a single painting class his

dedication for painting has only continued to grow. He began serious study of

classical master works at SUNY Fredonia, where he earned his undergraduate

degree in 2003. He then entered the graduate program at the University of New

Mexico where he continued exploring and developing his love for classical,

figurative technique, while also pursuing teaching. After receiving his Masters of

Fine Art in 2007 he moved to Chicago where he still keeps his studio.

While Rory has always worked in a narrative tradition, while earning his degrees

the influence of myth, fable, and allegory on his work became more and more

important, giving rise to a very particular kind of grandiose story telling that he

pursues in his daily studio practice.

OPENING: Fri., Sept. 14, 6 – 10 p.m., show continues through Fri., Oct. 5.

FM*GALLERY is located at 310 N. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607 (located near

blue line Grand stop or green/pink line Morgan stop). Valet parking is available

opening night.

About FM*Gallery:

FM*GALLERY is West Loop/Fulton Market gallery;

showing painting, sculpture, and mixed media by a

talented group of local and national artists. FM*Gallery

offers a 2,200 sq. ft main showroom, with additional

5,000 sq. ft of working studio space within a timber loft

and brick warehouse. FM*Gallery is located at 833

North 310 N. Peoria st. Chicago, IL 60607. Learn more


About Marwen

Founded in 1987, Marwen educates and inspires

under-served young people through the visual arts.

Each year, Marwen offers hundreds of visual arts,

college planning, and career preparation programs,

completely free and exclusively for under-served youth

in grades 6-12. Students from 55 of the city’s 57 zip

codes and from more than 220 schools travel to

Marwen, where they take classes designed and taught

by practicing artists. Marwen is located at 833 North

Orleans Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610. Learn more at