Future Exhibits

Artspace8 Gallery

July 8-28, 2017

Opening: Friday, July 7, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Specializing in contemporary fine art ARTSPACE8 offer a variety of paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper from emerging and established artists, located both locally and abroad. ARTSPACE 8 prides itself on taking a democratic approach to its affluent surroundings, engaging experienced collectors and the masses alike in the viewing and collecting of intriguing artworks through highly-curated exhibitions and events and this exhibit is no different.

ARTSPACE8 prides itself discovering new artists who are making unique, thoughtful, and captivating work that compels to be shown on the global stage. Artists like Shar Couslson, Dariusz Labuzek, Ridel Rodriguez, Silvio Porzionato, Jordan Scott, Brigitte Wolf, and Yang Yang come together to create a remarkable exhibit.

Different Paths: Raúl Ortiz and Scott Mossman

July 8-28, 2017
Opening: Friday July 7, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Studio partners for over 25 years, painters Raul Ortiz and Scott Mossman share a love of color and surface but embrace startlingly different paths to picture making.

Ortiz explores painting by way of process- building up layers of pigment, random mark-making, overlapping shapes, textures, light, scale, incorporating manipulated photocopies of photographs, and the use of heightened-color interactions from which they are derived. Spontaneity plays a key role in reinterpreting and updating the landscape with a contrasting contemporary twist.

Intrigued with the history and formal concerns of painting, Mossman maps out a work from the get-go with images taken from his large collection of vintage picturesque postcards and strategically positions them in an illusionistic background to define and expand the space within the canvas. Through the interaction of these elements and strategies he hopes to inspire a visual dialogue about how a painting can function physically as well as historically.

Mark Landau Photography

July 8-28, 2017
Opening: Friday July 7, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mark Landau has always been drawn to the solitude and awe inspiring magnificence of hiking the back-country. Through his photography, he tries to evoke an emotion of transformation to a place you may never have been or to see something familiar from a vantage point you may have not yet seem.  He also blends his imagery to capture the movement, patterns and emotions of urban vantage points and tries to bring this to life with a single image.

The American Jewish Artists Club 2017 Awards Art Exhibition

August 4-26, 2017
Opening: Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:00-4:30 p.m.

The American Jewish Artists Club Annual Award exhibition will display members work addressing the theme Seeing Things in a New Light, artists will show their personal interpretations. A short statement by the artists will accompany the artwork, thus making the exhibit even more interesting.

The American Jewish Artists Club has a long-standing commitment to the promotion of notable talent in the arts, and has exhibited widely in the Chicago area in a multitude of venues. The club encourages its members to exhibit work of varied content and personal style. Works of many of its members, who are Illinois artists, can be found in private, national and International collections.

Oddly Enough

August 4-26, 2017
Opening: Sunday, August 6, 2017 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Artists Susan Emmerson, Elyse Martin, and Michele Thrane all use materials in quirky ways.  Emmerson uses Tyvek, draws on it, slices it with a scalpel, then heats and contorts it into three dimensional objects. Her work usually recalls microorganisms and human anatomy.  Martin makes ethereal objects out of paint and mediums. She allows for the happenstance while constantly making choices on what and what not to keep.  Thrane works in encaustic using layered monotypes that often reflect her interest in science. Some of her work is cut and “sewn” together with staples creating paper sculpture.

Perhaps because these three artists are kindred spirits, their work fits together