Oct 8th 2016

The World As Always and Never Imagined

@ Paul Henry's Art Gallery

416 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN

Opening Saturday, October 8th, from 2PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, January 28th

The World As Always and Never Imagined October 7, 2016 – January 28, 2017
at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, 416 Sibley Ave. Hammond, IN
Meet the Artists Friday October 7 from 7 to 9pm and Saturday October 8 from 2 – 7pm

“The World As Always and Never Imagined” is a group show featuring four diverse and seasoned women artists. All approach their view of the world through a lens – be it dystopian, nostalgic, naturalistic or supernatural. They became aware of each other through the South Lake Artists Co-op, a loose group of artists primarily from the northwest Indiana/greater Chicagoland region.

“In the future humans will only persist through fragments of their DNA that was used to modify other species and build service robots. My art explores the traces of our humanity in a post human world. What aspects of our being will persist and what new will evolve.” –Amy Regutti (Madison, WI)

Amy Regutti is active in the Madison art scene and a regular participant in Paul Henry group shows. She sells her work online through redbubble.com. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA and from The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters of Science.

A constant student of art, Cara Therrio (Chicago) is currently working in photo collage with an interest in patterns and repetition. Since childhood she has been fascinated by paper dolls and in awe of the natural world. An avid reader of comic books and her later work as a language arts teacher influenced her use of narrative strands that she develops through second and third layers of collage. She has exhibited most recently at Perkolator Coffee House and the Austin-Irving Library on the northwest side of Chicago.

“Using an intuitive approach, my collages, photographs and etchings function as transmuted thought and meditations on form and place. Memory and meaning are alluded to in symbols and motifs I use to amplify and preserve otherwise fleeting sights and feelings. I try to convey a sense of wonder and unease by using distortion and a playful disintegration of form.”-Carla Winterbottom (Chicago)

Carla Winterbottom exhibits regularly, maintains an active studio practice and is very involved in both the Chicago and Northwest Indiana art scene. For the past seven years she was the curator and gallery director at The Beverly Art Center in Chicago, and is now a director of The Beverly Area Arts Alliance, a new non-for-profit. Winterbottom received her MFA from Northern Illinois University.

Sara Peak Convery is an Iowa born, Chicago based artist and filmmaker. Many of her recent paintings are inspired by photographs, found (often) on Facebook and from her family archive. Her work has often been tied to specific family history – revisiting images in various media, re-creating photographs of family or familiar scenes. Her documentary film “I Never Said I Wasn’t Happy” (2013) incorporated many of her photographs and paintings completed over a 25 year period. Her recent large-scale installation work is also historical – creating new work using remnants of older works. Convery received her MFA in Photography from University of Illinois at Chicago.

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