Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chicago area artists to create fantastic tools and fantasy flowers for October installation at J2 Gallery

"Tool Box Flower Box" is an investigation by Chicago area artists of fantastic tools and fantasy flowers. Artists have created unique metaphorical works of utilitarian objects and plants.

Our program attempts to reach beyond the traditional sphere of reality through imaginary forms. The exhibition tests perceived limitations of the utilitarian object and plant world.

The installation unifies the dialogue of all the artists' experiments through a common matrix and substrate which becomes a unique environmental habitat, akin to the pages from a fantastic machinist's manual/botanical portfolio.

"Tool Box Flower Box" is a metaphor for the urban lifestyle where art, technology and nature co-exist.

Participating Artists:

Ruby Barnes
Sharon Bladholm
George C. Clark
Laura Coyle
Deborah Doering
Kathryn Gauthier
Michael Goro
Steve Grant
Fletcher Hayes
Eve Jensen
Deborah Maris Lader
Kim Laurel
Richard Laurent
Gregory Mejia
Joyce Owens
Jeff Stevenson
Neil Shapiro
Michael Thompson
Kathy Weaver
Jill Zylke

Jackson Junge Gallery: 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 227-7900 

EXHIBITION DATES: October 8 - November 7, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 8, 2010, 6-9 pm