I am delighted to be hanging work at Creative Coworking in Evanston. When owner Angela Valavanis invited me to come see the space last fall, I discovered an inviting office space filled with art by area artists. A wonderful rugged brick wall runs the length of the space and provides an interesting architectural surface to contrast with polished glass.
Between other projects, I have been working on additional pieces in the Bloom 4.0 series through the winter months. My goal is to to create collaged compositions which are both playful and engaging. Abstracted foliage forms are imaginary, almost otherworldly, floating and vining and tangling. Graphic lines and elements in glass stringer and hardware contrast with the lush glass forms. The organic forms are realized in shadowy grayscale, suggesting the overlooked but ever-present and powerfully regenerative natural context for the urban world. Living in urbanized settings requires new ways of seeing and connecting with nature.
I also plan to hang some pieces from my series Scan 3.0. Scan considers the power of linguistic forms to engage. We are attuned to finding and decoding information in the environment. I have never shown these pieces before but think they will be an interesting minimalist counterpoint to the grayscale Bloom series.
Hope you can stop by the opening reception.
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 5-8pm
Creative Coworking | 922 Davis St | Evanston, IL