Opening Friday, February 16th, from 6PM - 9PM
On view through Friday, March 30th
In response to the state of the world today, Liss is elevating the purpose of her work with an art show born from urgency. Opening February 16th, 2018, runs Through March 30th, 2018 at Connect Gallery in Chicago’s Hyde Park
Lindsey Liss has been getting a lot of attention lately for both the messaging and delivery of her work. Understandably fed up with the goings-on in the world around her, Liss has turned this signature style into a call to action.
Pulling influence from rock ‘n’ roll, pop culture, politics, and people, Liss uses salvaged neon bits, lenticular printing, and similar techniques to create thought-evoking wordplay, backed with stunning imagery. These innovative pairings not only move the viewer (both literally and figuratively), but reinforce Liss’ firm belief that words matter. “My intent is to make a difference with concise, clear messaging,” Liss explained to Chicago Ambassador. “The world is such a crazy place right now, I know that creativity is the only thing that can change it.”
With her new show, Lindsey Liss uses language and light to convey that negativity, which thrives on silence, can be quelled only with love, light, and ideas. Liss, alongside Connect Gallery owner Rob McKay, aims to empower visitors to walk out of the gallery in protest, ready to take on the darkness with bright ideas of their own.
Evil and hate thrive on silence. If you are not actively sharing love, you become a part of the hate narrative. The use of language and light as a medium shares empowering ideas of protest against the hate in our world and the proliferation of love as a healing and nourishing agent.