Monday, May 27, 2013

The Process

Michelle Peterson Albandoz transforms old wood into new and fresh art. But its one hell of a process!

The old wood is collected, sometimes over the course of years.

Each piece is cut multiple times to just the right size -- also known as "ripping". 

After cutting they are painstakingly pieced back together to create her one-of-a-kind work.

To see more of Michelle's work, come to our next opening on the 31st to see her and Michael McGuire's two-person show!
The show will be up until July 12th.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mold Master Jason

Jason Hawk is a master welder who has graced us with his elaborate and detailed metal sculptures. 

In addition to being a crazy metal worker, he is also known as the mold master! Here he is working on some crazy molds.

Check out more of his crazy work at 

Eric Gushee weaves a web of silver

Eric Gushee has shown his unique and spectacular sculptures with Las Manos and even installed a permanent installation in our courtyard. 

However, his talents don't end there! Currently working on a large piece for Dock 6, a collective of designers opening this Friday at 4200 W Diversey. This large scale sculpture starts out as steal wire which is painstakingly unwound one by one, after a large number of wire is unwound they are woven into small patches which can be woven together to create larger shapes. 

to see more of his work check out his web site at