image
image

Steven Green Art Show up at uncommon ground- Lakeview 12/5/16 Artist Reception Thursday 12/8 6-8pm

temp-post-image

ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

STEVEN GREEN
P.O. Box 476765 Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 370-9370, email: steven_green_art@yahoo.com

Read more

temp-post-image

"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."


Read more

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

temp-post-image

Read more

Hang Date: June 27th

Art Opening: June 30th

Strike Date: December 15th

Contact: shannonfavia@gmail.com

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

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

Fly’s Eye Photography

Hang Date: 4/8/16 Opening Reception: 4/28/16 6pm Strike Date: 6/20/16

312 725-8394
<a href="www.bitly.com/buyflyphotos">www.bitly.com/buyflyphotos</a>

<a href="www.bitly.com/flyseye">www.bitly.com/flyseye</a>

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

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.

temp-post-image

Read more

temp-post-image

Read more

Edgewater Artists in Motion Group Show

November 2, 2015-January 25, 2016

temp-post-image

Read more

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"

temp-post-image

contact: linzatronic@gmail.com

Read more

FIND US

Uncommon Ground on Clark (Lakeview) Established 1991. Home of Greenstar Brewing organic brewery

3800 North Clark Street,

Chicago, IL 60613

Phone. 773-929-3680

Uncommon Ground on Devon (Edgewater) Established 2007. Home of the 1st Certified Organic Roof Top Farm in the US

1401 West Devon Avenue,

Chicago, IL 60660

Phone. 773-465-9801