Bigindicator

American Etchings

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20121114225347-thepath
The Path of Thieves, 2012 Etching 7" X 5" © Tony Fitzpatrick
American Etchings

32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
November 30th, 2012 - January 12th, 2013
Opening: December 16th, 2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.riversideartscenter.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
rivarts@sbcglobal.net
PHONE:  
708-442-6400
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 1-5pm
TAGS:  
Tony Fitzpatrick, RIverside Arts Center, Freeark Gallery, etchings, American Etchings
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present American Etchings, featuring new work by Tony Fitzpatrick.  A Chicago-based artist, these new etchings are part of an ongoing series that embodies the artist’s relationship to American identity and ideals.  A timely group of work following the recent presidential election, they are intimate in scale, yet pack a punch with the dense use of imagery culled from Chicago street life, personal memories, contemporary politics and industrialization.  Fitzpatrick accompanies many of the etchings with a written narrative, in which he interweaves personal history and anecdotes with thoughts on contemporary social and political issues.  These highly personal works are at once relevatory and enigmatic, unabashedly brazen yet poetic, and possess a physical delicacy that is deeply powerful.  Fitzpatrick’s works are in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami.