Oct 12th 2013

Double Take

@ Morpho Gallery

5216 n Damen

Opening Saturday, October 12th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Monday, October 28th

Morpho Gallery proudly invites the winners of the 8th Annual Emerging Artist exhibitions back to Morpho! Join us to see new work from the artists who blew us away last winter! Double Take showcases a variety of mediums, styles and techniques to encapsulate what is new and interesting in the Chicago art scene. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 6 – 9 pm.

Sarah Barnhart Fields – By using found objects that often have close personal associations, Barnhart Fields is able to create sculptural “self portraits.” For the artists, these portraits are “as close to magic as I will ever get.”

Evan D’Orazio – D’Orazio creates ceramic and mixed media sculptures that explore his increasing distrust for technology, in an attempt to destroy it. His works depict an unease of the future with our heavy reliance on unreliable machines.

CJ Hungerman – Hungerman is best known for creating intricate, cartoonish prints and paintings that elegantly blend humorous, sexual and sometimes violent subject matter. His skills as a printmaker, as well as the addition of multi media elements, provide visual interest to these skillfully crafted pieces.

Jennifer McNulty – With her painstaking attention to detail, McNulty’s 3D Photo Mosaics combine the graphic beauty of photography, the sculptural quality of tiled mosaics and the visual morphing of traditional two-dimensional photomosaics.

Jonathon Much – Much finds the inspiration for his urban exploration photography from the constantly changing Chicago skyline. His photos explore the constantly progressive cycle of modern architecture – from new buildings to abandoned edifices.

Anne Puotinen – Puotinen creates abstract portraits with shocking colors and tense proportions. These jarring additions “provoke the viewer to find questions” about what is and is not on the canvas. Her latest work deals with the concept of defective sleep.

Michael Klaus Schmidt – The intimate and intricate works of Klaus Schmidt portray fascinating illustrated scenes created with layers of acrylic and intricate layers of design. The images themselves come from the artist’s imagination, things he has seen and his interest in science and spiritual teachings.

Amy Van Winkle – Van Winkle works with hot wax encaustics and embraces the physical characteristics of the material. For her, “wax is immediate. It begins to cool the moment it touches your brush and allows no time for pondering.” This immediacy allows her to surrender to the medium and embrace the process.

Morpho is located at 5216 North Damen Ave and is open Thursday-Saturday from 1-6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit our website at www.morphogallery.com

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