Jun 23rd 2017

Greg Ito: Lullaby

@ Andrew Rafacz Gallery

835 W WASHINGTON BLVD #2, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, June 23rd, from 5 PM - 8 PM

On view through Saturday, August 19th

ANDREWRAFACZ is pleased to announce Lullaby, a solo exhibition by Greg Ito in Gallery Two.
Chicago, IL, June 23, 2017– ANDREW RAFACZ presents Lullaby, a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures set in an environmental installation by Greg Ito. The exhibition continues through Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Ito’s paintings utilize a lexicon of images and symbols, pared down and crisply rendered, that cultivate tensions aimed to evoke emotional response. Ito uses sculptural objects as props, while treating installation as a scenic component to the work, using multiple mediums as tools to tailor experience. Within Ito’s dismantled narratives, one can find references to children’s books and popular culture, along with a multitude of symbols used repeatedly throughout his practice. Ito also integrates color within his visual language, becoming another thread that is woven into the work.

Nestled among the clouds, atop a spire, you will encounter Lullaby, offering a tale of the world we live in.

GREG ITO (b. 1987, Los Angeles) earned hisBFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (2008). Ito is currently on view in Broken Languageat Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Made in San Franciscoat Romer Young, San Francisco; Expatat R/SF, San Francisco; Soothsayerat Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Summer Fling:The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt, New York; and Over and Under, MON CHÉRI, Brussels in 2016; The Order of Shadowboxing, Et al., San Francisco and After Gruen at SADE, Los Angeles in 2015. Ito lives and works in Los Angeles.

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