Within It - POETRY. IMAGE. FICTION
DreamBox Gallery and Cup & Spoon present Chicago Artist Month 2014 - a dialogue about multicultural identity within our neighborhoods and beyond. Voices of poets, writers and artists will contribute to cultural exchange, and to a deeper understanding of the experience of‘otherness’.
Lloyd DeGranewill present a new series of photographs from Domestic Issues, which reveals personal moments within the parameters where Americans live and the place they call home. Since the late ‘90s, Lloyd DeGrane has been photographing people vacuuming their rugs, folding their laundry, pressing buttons on their remote controls, mopping their floors and many other daily routines. He has “realized that these seemingly mundane ways people do something in their everyday lives says a great deal of what’s going on with the rest of us.”
Lidia Rozmusis a Polish born artist, living in America and following her passion for Japanese wabi-sabiaesthetics.Rozmus’ One Brush Stroke series of sumi-e and haiga paintings evoke a feeling of meditative pause in the moment that goes beyond her cultural borders and finds balance within multicultural experience.This kind of painting is closely associated with Zen Buddhism and relies on simplicity of thought, action, and form to create works of understated beauty.
Lidia Rozmus’ exhibition is a continuation of WOW Frequency - DreamBox Gallery’s collaboration with Cup & Spoon.
Poetry and flash fiction will be presented in the garden of DreamBox Gallery.
Tracey King, Joanna Kurowska, Aleksander Najda, Phillip Edward Van Lear
Brandon Markell Holmes, Ruth Lopez and Sunita V. Pillay
Lidia Rozmus WORKSHOP on history and basic brush stokes of sumi-e painting.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 – 1pm-4pm - $40.00
Tools and materials will be provided. No experience necessary.
Sumi-e (“black-ink pictures”) is a style of brush painting that originated in XIII century Japan. A form of monochromatic, or one-color painting, it is characterized by the artistic use of fundamental brush strokes based on simple lines and dots.