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Vanity (2), 2015 India Ink, Oil On Canvas 64 X 64 Inches © Ewa Bloch
Vanity

215 N. Aberdeen
Chicago, IL 60607
February 20th, 2015 - April 11th, 2015
Opening: February 20th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://ec-gallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
info@ec-gallery.com
PHONE:  
312.850.0924
OPEN HOURS:  
Fri-Sat 11-3 pm or by appointment
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
TAGS:  
ewa bloch, ec gallery, chicago, painting, figurative, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION
Artist/Educator Ewa Bloch’s Oil Drenched Landscapes Investigate the American Dream
 
In an instant, find yourself swallowed whole by an infinite pool of viscous black ink.
Running from February 20 - April 11, 2015, Ewa Bloch’s Vanity premiers recent works which tell the stories of ambiguous, yet conventional characters. Immersive environments, ranging from 64” x 64” to a 108” x 48” triptych, offer a depiction of city life that is equal parts reflexive as it is outwardly focused. It is in this gesture that the artist offers her first question: How are the landscapes that we paint in our mind constructed? Are they controlled? Premeditated? Or are they built out of chance? Vanity takes as its entry point this central question, while simultaneously asserting that Bloch's blotches have been meticulously laid down by the artist’s hand.  This question, though, about control, submission and choice, is borne out of an interest in provocation and exploring societal norms.