Monday, October 1, 2012

Las Manos Gallery Chicago Artists Month opening on Friday, October 5th!

"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

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