May 12th 2012

David Leggett & Kristina Paabus

@ Hinge Gallery

1955 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, May 12th, at 6PM

On view through Saturday, June 23rd

Hinge Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of two solo exhibitions from 6 – 9 pm on May 12, 2012 at 1955 West Chicago Avenue featuring new paintings by David Leggett and new drawings by Kristina Paabus.

David Leggett will exhibit new paintings focused on afro futurism and afro pop. Leggett’s work references cultural and personal relationships and attempts to tackle the many contradictions involved in the human experience. Leggett syas, “The artwork I make is about the experience of being present in the world. I want us all to be more aware of one another and the lives that we lead.” David Leggett received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003.

Kristina Paabus will exhibit a site-specific installation incorporating new drawings and sculptures. Paabus’ creates process oriented work through developed systems which investigate the fact, fiction, and the murky in between. Paabus states, “My hybrid spatial conversations elaborate on constructions that allow us to interact with, and gain control over, our surroundings.” Kristina Paabus received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Located in the Ukrainian Village, Hinge Gallery presents a future forward vision for the culture of Chicago’s creative community. Hinge Gallery is dedicated to the exploration of multimedia arts through experiential discovery. Supporting programming includes artist’s talks, performances, panel discussions, workshops, and receptions.

The mission of Hinge Gallery is to support emerging contemporary artists of the highest quality from Chicago as well as around the world. Hinge Gallery is a commercial exhibition space featuring painting, mixed media, prints, sound, video, sculpture, and installation.

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