31. July 2012 15:30
Eight new artists headline the celebration of ZIA Gallery's second annual Artists Summer Group Exhibition starting August 3. The show will include photography, painting, collage and handmade paper, among other mediums.
"The beauty of a group exhibition is that it has the power to widen the scope of an art lover’s appreciation," an entry from ZIA Gallery's blog stated. "Individuals might attend a group show because they are interested in one artist’s work, and then discover five other artists whose work they enjoy just as much."
Zoriah Miller, Melissa Jay Craig, Tim Liddy, Dulce Pinzón, Richard Laurent, Jonathan Ricci, Nevada Wier, and Fumiko will be showing their work. Art World Chicago reported their work ranges from "Liddy’s trompe l’oeil, copper-constructed paintings of old game board box lids to Melissa Jay Craig’s handmade paper sculptures of mushroom books."
Last year's opening brought 150 patrons. This year's showcased work continues with a diverse offering of subjects and different ideas. Photographs documenting the human condition from internationally known Miller and abstract paintings from Ricci and Toda are among the show's highlights.
Opening reception begins Aug. 3 from 5-7:30pm. The exhibition ends Aug. 25.
ZIA Gallery is located in Winnetka at 548 Chestnut Street.