SideCar will be hosting a gallery talk on Saturday, September 30th at 3pm.
Please join us for a conversation with artist Lauren Ball regarding the works on view in the current exhibition ‘Resurface’ – Lauren Ball. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
The works shown are selected from a group of paintings and collages executed since 2016. They are born out of a process primarily concerned with surface: the creation and refinement of the painting surface. From a formal and technical standpoint, Ball’s paintings consist of rich surfaces, carefully prepared on linen or panel substrates, that have been built-up, sanded down, poured, layered and worked into.
Ball’s painting process includes a recycling of abstract shapes and source imagery – a “do-over” or “redo”. Abstract forms are first layered and reworked, using both digital and analog techniques, resulting in a series of inkjet printed on acetate collages and, ultimately, the paintings themselves.
“Resurfacing” could be said to be the process of transition, from the before surface to the after surface, including all of the complexities and possibilities that the in-between presents.
Lauren Ball is a Chicago-based artist and art educator. She is the Visiting Artist in residence at Cortland School, a Reggio Emilia haven in Logan Square. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters Degree in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago.
We will begin the talk promptly at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibition will run through October 7th, 2017.
Hours: Saturday, 1 PM – 6 PM and by appointment