Friday, October 19, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
"6 Colors, 39 Combinations" Colored ink on paper, detail of individual color wheel at right.
"English Alphabet Cluster I & II" White ink on wood panel.
"4 points, 643 lines/3 points, 369 lines/2 points, 183 lines/1 point, 131 lines" Archival ink on wood panel
Friday, October 5, 2012
Our last show at 5220 N. Clark St is tonight from 6-10pm!
Owner Michelle Peterson-Albandoz tears the brown paper off the windows at 1515 W. Foster, the new location for the gallery.
Tonight will be a soft opening at the new space since the renovation process has just started. Join us for music, drinks and
food at both 5220 N. Clark AND 1515 W. Foster tonight!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Thank you to Cerveza Indio beer and Urban Orchard for providing refreshments and food for the Chicago October Artists
Month Exhibition at Las Manos Gallery on Friday, October 5th from 6-10pm!
Monday, October 1, 2012
"Catalyst Remastered in Analog" by Jason Hawk
Don't forget Las Manos Gallery's last exhibition at 5220 N. Clark St. is this Friday, October 5th from 6-10pm!
The Migrating Artists: Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Michael McGuire, Juan Fernandez, Mark Pease, Tricia Rumbolz, Jay Fernandez, Paul Clark, Mieke Zuiderweg, Jason Hawk, Steven Green and Matthew Best.
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz takes her theme of digital landscape one step further during this Chicago Artists Month exhibition. For Peterson-Albandoz, technical overload leads to the abstraction of information. Continuous access to computers, smart phones and tablets causes a constant stream of data into our conscience. The ability to focus diminishes over time, only letting us pull fragmented bits of information that don't amount to much.
To capture this disconnect, Michelle has created words and sentences with stencils using layers of paint on wood. This information is then cut down, deconstructing the meaning and leaving only pulses of recognizable letters. By layering them together, Michelle taps into the sporadic focus that is our attention span.
Jason Hawk debuts a new collection of metal sculpture this group show. Hawk, who works in casting, fabrication and forging, has taken a more delicate turn in this series titled “Fabricated Landscapes.”
The pieces, which spindle into space, manage to look like they cannot hold their own weight- a difficult effect to achieve in this material. Ancient-looking platforms collide with industry-inspired forms that host graffiti art and small human figures to set the scale. This fantastical content lets the viewer instantly create their own narrative- exactly what Jason wants of the work.
Remember- Las Manos Gallery will be moving to its new location at the beginning of November! Walk a few steps down past the gallery to our new space at 1515 W. Foster Ave in Andersonville