May 10th 2013

Amanda Joy Calobrisi: Friends of My World

@ Ugly Step Sister Art Gallery

1750 S. Union Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Friday, May 10th, from 6PM - 11PM

On view through Sunday, June 9th

Opening Reception: Friday, May 10th, 2013, 6-11pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm
or by appointment 312.927.7546
1750 South Union St. Chicago IL, 60616

friends of my world is a selection of recent paintings from the artists’ collection. The subjects in the pictures shift from the artist’s literal self to her imagined self, to the more recent work that ventures into the realm of deciphering and depicting others. Each canvas holds within its bounds the artist’s world. In this unfolding world the hidden becomes visible and the animate and inanimate intermingle. It is this oscillation between the real and the imagined that has the power to transform and suspend time. In this space of looking; getting lost in a fold of fabric or a tuft of unruly hair- something is revealed letting us in on this sculpted moment between the artist and the sitter or between the artist her camera.

Amanda Joy Calobrisi was born and raised in White Plains New York. She spent nearly a decade in Boston where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2003 and a Post-Baccalaureate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005. After completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute in 2008 she continues to live and work in Chicago.

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