Nov 18th 2011

Tantalized: 20 Paintings by Andrew Ek and Dana Toft

@ VG

2153 West Division Street, Chicago

Opening Friday, November 18th, from 6PM - 11PM

On view through Saturday, November 19th

Andrew Ek is self taught painter living in Chicago. He is known for dark, sensual figurative paintings which could be described as magic realism. He studied Industrial Design Technology at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has shown his work around the city and country, most recently at the Golden Triangle and Packer-Schopf Gallery.

Dana Toft, a Chicago native, has been painting over 30 years. Specializing in traditional and contemporary oil painting, Mr. Toft holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in english from Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana). He maintained a studio at The Flat Iron Arts Building for 8 years (1998 – 2006) and is currently showing works throughout the city, most recently at Robert Morris College (downtown) and the Southshore Cultural Center. Mr. Toft’s paintings have been shown in galleries and museums throughout Chicago as well as many countries, including Switzerland, England and Thailand.

November 18-19

We hope you can make opening night! Many of these paintings have never been shown in public and may never be shown again!

There will be beer, wine, spirits and hors d’ouevres for your indulgence…

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