Art Show Opening

Monotype aquatint etching 1/1

Monotype aquatint etching
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Showing one of my aquatint etching monotypes from the series:”Natural History”,’Natural History: Memories”.

Group exhibit juried by Ginny Sykes With concurrent group exhibit Humans Being II curated by Riva Lehrer

May 10 – June 20, 2013 / Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 6–9 p.m.

CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) presents a group exhibition with works by 21 artists, juried by Ginny Sykes. Body and Brain is an exhibit that focuses on the relationship between mind and body, with interpretations in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, video, and photography works.

Ginny Sykes’ work includes painting, performance, installation, film, and public art. She has exhibited in national and international exhibitions. Her public artwork includes private commissions, community based projects, schools, parks, and civic spaces. Sykes has taught in both the Museum and the School of

the Art Institute of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center and Lill Street Arts Center and is an Illinois Arts Council Roster Artist. Sykes is a core artist with Chicago Public Art Group. Her work is included in the publications A Guide to Chicago Murals, Urban Art Chicago, andThe Chicago Public Art Guide. Sykes is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

Included artists are Nicole Alger, Aviva Alter, Marcia Babler, Sharon Bladholm, Robin Carlson, Jennifer Chammas, Susan Emmerson, Sharon Gilmore, Polly Greathouse, Judith Hladik-Voss, Hannamari Jalovaara, Elizabeth Jameson, Hannah King, Rahshia Linendoll-Sawyer, Roberta Malkin, Maryellen Murphy, Sally Raab, Nirmal Raja, Kathryn Shinko, Jennifer Tiner, Kathy Weaver, and Gail Willert.

Woman Made Gallery 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642 Website: www.womanmade.org

Gallery Hours: Wed–Fri noon–7p.m. / Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. / Admission: Free

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; a CityArts Program II grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs; the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, a donor-advised fund of the Chicago Community Trust; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

My Art Video-“Prom” + Update #4

Hello!

Uploaded my art video to YouTube.  “Prom” explores social customs/psychological issues/law/culture/sexual exploitation.  Not my usual mode of exploring the universe.    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGTwkH7YutA]

You can view more of the installation on my website:  Prom -Installation Pictures   The picture below is the “carpet” section on which the Prom dress and mannequin are installed.  Each fetus is a linocut print on colored silk-backed with felt and hand “sutured” with embroidery floss.  The floss is manipulated with acrylic medium to form the points of the “barbed wire” that has trapped the young women of the Prom.

I usually employ humor as a template for investigating the subjects that interest me.  My Natural History monoprint etching series is a prime example.  It comes naturally to me-and is a sneaky, teaching tool!  Once you have them laughing…

This video signals a real departure in my work.  I will explore what is important.  I will not edit my beliefs.

More good news on the project completion front: Today I should finish the first of the four 5 x 7 foot panels of “The Man Who Couldn’t Hear Orange.”   The other panels are coalescing into their final versions.  I will post detail pictures-I don’t have a space large enough, at the moment, to get a full shot of the panels.  This too shall arrive when needed!

Have a creative day!