Nov 4th 2017

Josh Grotto: Bull in a China Shop

@ Line Dot Editions

1023 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, November 4th, at 6PM

On view through Friday, November 17th

We’re thrilled to be releasing six new original works by Chicago artist Josh Grotto. Join us on Saturday, November 4th for drinks and a reception with the artist.

Grotto’s signature artworks are an elegiac confluence of abstract expressionism, urban wheat-pasting, and traditional portraiture. Working intuitively, he splices together hundreds of pre-existing images sourced from prosaic materials, adding paint and texture to create new characters that are hauntingly abnormal, yet intimately familiar. Despite their melancholic mood, these works are a celebration of Chicago’s complex history, the artist’s personal narrative, and the robust lineage of picture-making.

Josh Grotto is an artist, designer, and illustrator born and based in Chicago. Beginning with graffiti writing as a young kid, Grotto’s interest in art intensified and evolved through formal education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, from where he holds a degree. Grotto maintains an active studio practice and has exhibited work in solo and group shows in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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