Steven Green Art Show up at uncommon ground- Lakeview 12/5/16 Artist Reception Thursday 12/8 6-8pm
My professional life as an artist has always been process oriented. Early in my career, it was the nonrepresentational image derived from the use of materials or the process of multiple layering of the art materials in which the image would emerge. In the last eighteen years this same process orientation is the means that my current land and city scape images occur. When asked,” What is my source for the image?” I need to mentally pause to explain that the process of starting from a place of nothing, or one can say the blank paper, canvas, or panel surface is my source. From this starting point I attempt to remove all images from my mind and begin as rapidly or non-consciously as possible. Through this process of application and interpretation, layer upon layer of art material is applied until a final image emerges. Another perspective can be quoted from John Daido Loori’s, “The Zen of Creativity”, about the Zen aesthetic. “…In no mind there is no intent. The activity, whatever it may be, is not forced or strained. The art just slips through the intellectual filters, without conscious effort and without planning. This functioning of no mind is sometimes called the action of no action. This is the Taoist concept of wu-wei: a continuous stream of spontaneity that emerges from the rhythm of circumstances.” The phrase, “…without conscious effort and without planning…” is the key to developing the ultimate, in my case, land and city scape image. My recent artwork has begun to explore a new image, “the city”. I have discovered on the most recent large scale paintings that the same process of discovering form and rhythm occurs with both the city as well as natural landscape.
P.O. Box 476765 Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 370-9370, email: email@example.com
Posted on 12/04/2016 at 01:15:00 PM
"Grounded in Hope" Art Show by Chai Wolfman
December 1, 2016 - February 6, 2017
ART OPENING December 1st 6-8pm Complimentary Appetizers
About the Artist
Chai Wolfman creates paintings that draw from her urban life as an artist, writer, yogi, partner, and mother. She participates in art fairs and sells her work online in her etsy shop, Chai Wolfman Studio. Her paintings, prints, and cards can also be found at Local Goods Chicago. She started The Found Painting Project as a way to spread joy and spark curiosity using art, hanging small paintings on trees for people to discover and take home. She lives in Chicago with her wife and two children. Find out more at www.chaiwolfman.com.
"Guiding a painting through the sewing machine connects me to past generations who created quilts to warm their loved ones. I infuse that same love and intention of warmth into my paintings."
"My imagined landscapes blend buildings and natural elements. I use paint and thread to create a world of color and texture that is grounded in hope."
Posted on 11/27/2016 at 02:30:00 PM
Uncommon Ground patrons will be dining with demons this fall as the
Lakeview restaurant hosts “Believe in Your Demons,” an exhibition of sculpture by Heather Hug.
Art show runs 9/22-12/5/16
Posted on 09/21/2016 at 10:43:00 AM
Hang Date: June 27th
Art Opening: June 30th
Strike Date: December 15th
I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and have loved making art since the 3rd grade. I earned my BFA and teaching degree from Bowling Green State University.
I moved to Chicago in 1998 for my first teaching job, where I taught and shared my enthusiam for Art to K-8th graders for eight yrs. Supportive administrators allowed me to use my classroom as a studio on the weekends and summer.
At the first art festival I participated in, a buyer from Saks Fifth Avenue bought 9 of my shoe paintings for their Las Vegas store. This was a pivotal sale in my career, that gave me the confidence to continue following my dream.
My work has been ex...Read more
Posted on 07/07/2016 at 01:21:00 PM
Hang Date 4/18/16 Art Opening 4/27 6-8pm
My art contributes to me as a human and I feel it is my responsibility to express that. I believe it is a gift and that I have an obligation to share that gift in order to fulfill my spiritual survival.
My inspirations include hyperbole, polar opposition, landscape, and the motivation of all life to continue no matter how hard the struggle. I am inspired by mans’ propensity to self-destruct vs. the peace and harmony of nature.
I have never once met a dandelion that was willing to commit suicide.
Encaustic Art signifies to me a release of my inner self to a level of calmness. I live in my art world because, in my opinion, it mirrors life. Every day we learn. We can’t help it. In life or...Read more
Posted on 04/18/2016 at 01:30:00 PM
Fly’s Eye Photography
Hang Date: 4/8/16 Opening Reception: 4/28/16 6pm Strike Date: 6/20/16
Hello, my name is Kevin Flynn and I just want to say thank you for letting me show my work in this fine restaurant and music destination. Being a lifelong Chicagoan, I love to wander the city and lakefront in search of a good shot that I haven’t done before. I never know if it will appear to me, but having fun trying is always the outcome.
My photography began in 2012 without the intention of it becoming a passion and continuing pursuit. But the more photos that I took, the ...Read more
Posted on 04/08/2016 at 06:33:00 AM
Artist Statement for Adam Thomas
January 25, 2016-April 18, 2016
Nature has always inspired my work. The journey to my current paintings simply started out with me painting trees and clouds very loosely, while pulling the viewer into the scene. As I became more confident, my pieces became more and more realistic. Today, I am on a new path of abstracting nature with the same goals: creating depth and contrasts. Some pieces are abstracted landscapes and cloudscapes, while others are reflections of nature in water, reminiscent of Monet's water lily paintings. Using a wax medium, I layer on color with a pallet knife and remove, then reapply. I find the bold texture adds another level of depth to my work.
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Posted on 12/11/2015 at 11:07:00 AM
Lindsey Claire Newman Art Show up 9/14-11/9/15 at uncommon ground Lakeview
"I prefer to crunch as many shells under bare feet as I can.
I walk harder to help the world dissolve"
Posted on 09/14/2015 at 12:00:00 AM