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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Michael McGuire Foliage Drawings

Michael McGuire - Untitled Foliage Study - India Ink on Arches Paper - 26'' 40''' inches

Michael McGuire - Small Foliage Study 1 - India Ink on Arches Paper - 20'' x 26'' inches
Michael McGuire - Small Foliage Study 2 - India Ink on Arches Paper - 20'' x 26'' inches

Thursday, August 25, 2016

In the Gallery This Week - August 25, 2016

Two new panels by Michelle Peterson Albandoz. Three new David DeCastro pieces constructed with store bought artists panels that evoke architectural models. And Michael continues to make small watercolor studies that he fits into thrift store frames.

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - 2 Untitled Panels - Acrylic Paint, Wood Stain, Wood - 18" x 80" each

Detail

David DeCastro - Compound Study 2 - Various Ready-made Panels, Glue - 24" x 24'
Michael McGuire - Untitled Watercolor in Found Frame - 10.25" x 8.25" x 1.25"

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In the Gallery This Week - August 1, 2016

Center-Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - 2 panels 47.25" x 31.25" each
Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - 2 panels 34 x 29.25 each
Michael McGuire - Untitled - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 24' x 30'
 
Michael McGuire - 13 Girder and Panel Studies - India Ink on Arches Paper - 15" x 11.25"

Saturday, July 23, 2016

In the Gallery This Weekend

It is hot in Chicago this weekend, but I have the AC on in the gallery and that is making me happy. Many interesting things in the gallery this weekend including new Jeff Janson paintings from his recent trip out to the Rocky Mountains. There are nine small paintings by Jeff and about half of them have an accompanying photograph of the painting being created in place. Most of Jeff's painting are on linen that has not yet been stretched and they present the artist vision as if we are looking through a window.
Jeff Janson - New Nederland, CO, June 18, 2016 - Oil on Linen - 12" x 19"
And we have new and old work from both Michelle and Michael.

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled Study - Acrylic Paint, Wood, Glue Nails - 10.25" x 13.25" x 2"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Few Photos From The Show At Judith Racht Galllery

Michelle Peterson Albandoz
2 Michelle Peterson Albandoz's pieces at Judith Racht Gallery.
Sculpture by Michelle Peterson Albandoz
Large circular piece by Tricia Rumbolz.
A line piece by Tricia Rumbolz before being hung.
New color pieces by Brian Schutz.
Three of ten drawings in Michael McGuire's 'Overlapping Grid' series.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This Saturday, July 2, At Judith Racht Gallery

A few photos from our trip to Michigan earlier this week to drop the work off at Judith's.
One of two sculptures by Michelle Peterson Albandoz.
Three new Tricia Rumbolz drawings on panel.
Four Michael McGuire drawings from a series of ten.
A new Brian Schutz color piece.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Midsommarfest - June 11 and 12, 2016

No special event this weekend while the Andersonville neighborhood street fair taking place, but we will be in the gallery both Saturday and Sunday with AC and cool drinks. We are all deep in preparation for our upcoming show at Judith Racht Gallery in Michigan that opens July 2. In the meantime we will have small pieces and experiments on the wall to provide a bit of variety to our regular visitors.

Jose Rodriguez - Picasso Sculpture #3




Jose Rodriguez continues to make pieces inspired by the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. Lately they have taken the form of base-reliefs constructed out of cardboard and various drawing media. I have five on hand and have framed a couple of them in ready made shadow boxes. I think they look very handsome and reference one of Chicagos best known landmarks in a fresh and sincere manner.
Jose Rodriguez - Various Picasso Sculptures


Brian Schutz continues to make his small architecturally derived models, but now using a very smart sense of color. He has discovered acrylic paint pens and the colors are vibrant. Brian plays with a color reversal from window to window.

Brian Schutz - Untitled - 10 x 10 x 2 inches

 Michelle has five small pieces in the gallery this week including this panel that owes much more to modernist painting than to her recent wood relief work.

Michelle Peterson Albandoz - Untitled - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 21 x 23 x 2 inches
 Michael is pulling out every old thing he can find in the drawers including three small panels from last summer where he was experimenting with spray paint and washers.
Michael McGuire - Untitled - Spray Paint on Panel - 10 x 8 x 2 inches