Artists: Trent Call, Samantha Haring, Bree Lamb and Nate Stromberg
“Two Point Five Children” is a continuation of our conversation of American society, through the lens of representational art. We introduce four new artists, working in paint, pastel, photography and collage, all of whom reveal their fascination with the interior spaces in which we live, illustrating those things which, by curation or accumulation, come to represent some semblance of identity. Americans possess more stuff than that of any other society. We imbue objects and spaces with significance beyond their material heft because their tally offers a tidy accounting of success or failure. Our possessions express attainments and aspirations, yet, with little heed, we will readily declare them obsolete, and turn to Amazon for replacements.
“Two Point Five Children” opens Friday, September 8th, 6-9 pm. An artists’ talk will take place as part of the opening reception. Exhibition runs September 8th through October 28th, 2017. Gallery19 is located at 4839 N. Damen Ave. 773-420-8071.