The Packer Schopf Gallery in the West Loop is unveiling its next exhibition this Friday, September 9, and we will be sure not to miss it as we make the rounds during this big opening night. The gallery will be showcasing three stellar artists including Lorraine Peltz, Doug Smithenry, and Bill Harrison.
Lorraine Peltz’s Dazzling and Bright collection presents an array of work that pulls between the past and present, as well as the nature of private identity and public persona. Her visually stimulating paintings of chandeliers and flowers offer a foreground for the subject matter behind her artwork. She is said to be a “painter of pleasure,” and one would likely agree upon viewing these beautiful baroque-looking paintings. Peltz is also one of twelve artists featured this year for Chicago Artists Month.
Doug Smithenry is presenting his collection Alexandra Walrus and uses a work of prose to explicate his pieces. The prose explain a state of boredom in one’s relationship and Smithenry’s pieces relay this message through portrayed expressions and moods.
Bill Harrison’s Outlaws and Patriots highlights his realistic life-size charcoal pencil portraits. This new series depicts bikers, more specifically Harley Davidson riders, as the new frontier men. His goal is to capture a non-sympathetic portrait, in which the viewer is neither for nor against the subject. He targets older subjects, allowing for their aged and now characterized faces to provide the story of their inner self. Harrison admires the tribal like aspect to the biker sub culture and the attributes they acquire.
Don’t miss seeing the diverse and inspiring work from these three artists at this Friday’s opening, or anytime throughout the duration of the show ending October 22. You can also mark your calendar to check out the gallery during an upcoming tour event for Chicago Artists Month. On Saturday, October 8, Packer Schopf Gallery will be one of four featured West Loop galleries that will be exhibiting Chicago artists, and included on the tour. Read more about the West Loop and River North tours, organized through CGN and Chicago Artists Month.
When: Opening Reception September 9, 5:00-8:00
Where: Packer Schopf Gallery 924 W. Lake St Chicago, Il 60607
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-5:30
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