“It was the wide breadth of interpretation that made this show linger in my head. As I left the gallery it began to snow on that April night, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care about the ugly side of collage that mucked up my search engine, either, the wedding boards and baby-shower planning, because all of the images and thoughts in my head were fresh and unexpected.”—
This will be the Chicago Urban Art Society’s second installment of the inaugural group show “Medley” that exhibited on May 11, 2012. “Medley” series presents artists that work within the genre of collage or, assemblage. Contrary to the general publics knowledge of this medium as simply affixing papers, ephermera, or objects to a two dimensional surface, the Curator selected a grouping of national and international artists practicing collage-work in both two and three dimensional techniques.
Looking beyond the expected and pushing constructing boundaries within the digital, analog and sculptural collage culture, “Medley” encourages viewers to consider, “What you think of collage can always change.”.
Emily Hassach, Chicago; Richard Vergez, Florida; Peter Kepha, Chicago; John D Whitlock, New York; Tom Tebby, United Kingdom; Jirayu Koo, New York; Leonardo Ulian, London; Tamar Cohen, New York; Michael Waraksa, Chicago; Caco Neves, Sao Paulo; Fred Free, Massachusetts; David “Netherland” van Alphen; Ashkan Honarvar, Norway; Jennifer Gunloc, Los Angeles; Cecil Touchon, Colorado; Sammy Slabbinck, Belgium, others to be announced.
Arts Alliance Illinois will be releasing the findings of a new research study that documents the impact of the arts sector on Illinois’ economy and workforce. According to the study, each year nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences in Illinois:
- Contribute at least $2.75 billion to the state’s economy - Support more than 78,000 full-time equivalent jobs - Deliver $324 million in local and state government revenue
Cureeo is an online marketplace for a selective group of emerging and established artists to reach a national network of buyers and collectors. Their newest feature “Art Impactor” allows organizations to showcase and highlight artists they have exhibited. (https://www.cureeo.com/artists/)