Opening Reception is Friday, July 6, 6- 9 p.m.
Exhibition runs July 6- August 4, 2018
Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-5

Alan D. Pocaro The Distance Between Us When We Communicate, 2018

Pocaro responds in symbolic written language and marks developing the space.  In Pocaro’s words the space “weaves an ambiguous narrative located around individuals whose countenance seem to express the universal human experiences of longing, sadness and regret.”

Frank Spidale,  Late Summer, 2018 Oil on canvas 54 h. x 60 inches

Frank Spidale works from direct observation and in the studio.  The motif that Spidale continues to return to is a massive hollowed out oak tree, and a large gathering of entwining branches intermixed with lively groups of foliage, tall grass, weeds, and rocks on the banks of the Des Plaines River.  Spidale says “it is my intention that the audience will be moved around in the image at a pace dictated by the construction of the painting. The use of rhythm, timing, and touch inform the pathway”.

Lindsey Steelman, YMCA Shelves, 3/29/18, 2018 Oil on Wood Panel, 16 h. x 12 Inches

Lindsey Steelman is an emerging artist and recent graduate of the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati. Steelman applies saturated colors in abstracted small surfaces until they begin to “vibrate and form weird sensations”.  Steelman is interested in creating structural spaces that reflect mixed projections of an emotional space. Steelman says, “I painted these images in a rough and tumble way also to embrace how life hasn’t been perfect in these past four years and how I am not perfect.”

DSA Project Space: Leslie Robinson

Betsy to Blame, 2017

Becoming Monumental is a body of work that “explores the way we use monuments and symbols to uphold patriarchal notions of nationalism through knitting and performance.” Leslie Robinson uses knitting, video and performance as a means to investigate cultural assumptions. Robinson says “I’m interested in breaking down the language, symbols, and actions that define power in various relationships and within such institutions as art, politics, and academia”.

Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-5

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