Sep 22nd 2012

Shane Guffogg Solo Show and Prints & Drawings Group Show

@ Bert Green Fine Art

8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220 Chicago IL 60603

Opening Saturday, September 22nd, from 4 PM - 7 PM

On view through Saturday, October 20th

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by Shane Guffogg and a group show of prints and drawings by Greg Colson, Raeleen Kao, Scott Horsley, White Wings Press and Aardvark Letterpress.

Shane Guffogg lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He is a painter of lyrical abstraction. This new body of work is a disciplined dialog with an ancient work of Leonardo da Vinci’s called “Genevra de Benci”, a portrait of a woman. Guffogg was impressed with this painting when he saw it in person a number of years ago. He uses the portrait as a starting point for an exploration of the underlying principles of painting; how dissimilar approaches within the medium can achieve analogous ends — an elegant, subtle, energetic presence. The works in this series share formal quailities of color and shape with the original, yet depart in other ways; the end result being a masterful series of paintings which advance and expand the tradition.

White Wings Press is a Chicago-based print house; works by Chris Uphues, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Baseman, Teresa James, and Matthew Schommer will be exhibited. Raeleen Kao is a Chicago artist who uses graphite on paper to depict issues of corporeal fragility and vanity. Scott Horsley is a Florida artist whose drawings on panel juxtapose exitinct creatures with the tech-obsessed humans who contributed to their extinction. Aardvark Letterpress is a Los Angeles-based commercial letterpress shop with a fine art imprint; in 2008 they produced the “Los Angeles Loteria”, based on the Mexican card game, using their city as the subject. A selection of Loteria prints by Dan McCleary, Daniel Gonzalez, Dave Lefner and Cristina Padron are included in this exhibition. Greg Colson is a Los Angeles-based artist who has also produced two fine art prints with Aardvark Letterpress, unrelated to the Loteria series.

There will be an artists reception on Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 7 pm, and a closing reception on Saturday, October 20 from 4 – 7 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Friday 11–6 and Saturday 12-5, or by appointment at other times.

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