Friday, June 8, 2012

Opening Tonight!

Detail of one of Michael McGuire's Collages

Opening Reception
Friday June 8th

Come celebrate Andersonville's 47th Annual Midsommarfest and a Las Manos Gallery opening reception! Friday, June 8th is the official kick-off to the neighborhood's three-day festival that features art, music and great food. Join Gallery Artists Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Michael McGuire, Tricia Rumbolz and Mieke Zuiderweg as they present their newest bodies of work.

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz is well-versed in the reuse of Chicago’s discarded building materials. Her last body of work (presented at Longview Gallery in Washington D.C. in March) explored the transition from a digitized palette into one inspired by nature. Now her pattern-rich wood constructions on panel have jumped from the wall and into 3-D.  Cuts of colorful wood turn corners and spill out of upturned and severed tree trunks. This new work is a testament to Peterson-Albanoz’s ability to push the limits of her materials and imagination…

Michael McGuire is well known for his highly-controlled yet unfettered India ink drawings inspired by his background in architecture. This spring he’s loosened up his lines through collage. The insides of cereal boxes serve as the clean and precise palettes for his flowing marks in ink. Cut and trimmed into squares and rectangles, the pieces are slowly assembled. The end result bares both constrained structures and flowing forms- the perfect opposition.

Tricia Rumbolz is a conceptual artist that continues her quest to create work that has visual rhythm and a deeper meaning of consciousness through her creative process. New works on paper and board explore her fascination with deduction and exploration.

Mieke Zuiderweg furthers her study of sculptural ceramic forms inspired by the Bauhaus movement started in Germany in the early 20th century. The work, which embodies both architectural and decorative elements, uses simplified forms to convey both beauty and logic.

Show Runs June 8th - July 8th 2012

Andersonville's Midsommarfest runs June 8th - 10th. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 11am-10pm

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