May 23rd 2018

From the Real to the Surreal Art

@ Fulton Street Collective

1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Wednesday, May 23rd, from 6:30PM - 9:30PM

On view through Sunday, May 27th

The Fulton Street Collective Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of works featuring artists presenting works of realism and surrealism. The “From the Real to the Surreal” show will run from May 23, 2018 – May 27, 2018 with an opening reception Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and a closing reception on Sunday, May 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Three artists will be featured in the show: Two internationally acclaimed artists with a wealth of art exhibits and awards, Adriana Poderash, and Iwona Duniec, along with newcomer Bob Holzner. Many of the works by artists Adriana Poderash and Iwona Duniec are inspired by surrealism. Most works by Bob Holzner are inspired by realism.

Fulton Street Collective is located at 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL. 60612. The Gallery is located on the third floor and there is free parking in the parking lot as well as free street parking.

Gallery hours Thursday, May 24th through Saturday, May 26th are by appointment only.

Adriana Poderash reveals, “When I paint, I enter a space where time loses its chronology, view warps into a distorted perspectives, images collapse and deteriorate revealing layers of hidden images underneath.” Arsthetica Magazine excerpt about Adriana’s art: “Wandering with a camera, Adriana Poterash collects images of daily life to fuse them into a surreal world of uncommon alliances in her paintings. The compiled images are figurative, but their presentation is conceptual. Years of training have contributed to a greater freedom of self-expression, whilst a background in science prompts experiments with new techniques and materials.”

Iwona Duniec explains, “For me art means energy, a vibration which I can store in my paintings and share with my audience. Through my artwork I want to show the beauty of the cosmos and bring back awareness to our connection with the universe. The characteristic feature of my artwork is rich texture surfaces which evoke the dynamic of the unfettered motion, color sensations and light. Paintings also encompasses a wide range of mixed media: oil, acrylic, molding paste etc. which I synthesize and connect into nice harmonic composition to create art work that elicit emotion in the recipient.”

Bob Holzner adds, “I’m a self-taught, improvisational mixed media artist working with acrylic paint and mediums creating 2 and 3D realism paintings of nature and architecture. I focus my energy, spirit, and talents to guide my gifting in creating art that people recognize, relate to, and appreciate. I believe that what one sees in the natural world can be faithfully conveyed onto canvas and made more believable by adding 3D elements and diorama scenery.

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