May 4th 2019

Lesley Jackson & Amber Renaye: Scenic Route // Sam Keller: (g)litter


835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, May 4th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, May 15th

Join us for an artist reception on Saturday, May 4th 5-8pm.

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce:

“Scenic Route,” a two-person exhibition of new and recent works by Chicago-based artist Lesley Jackson & New York-based artist Amber Renaye in Gallery One. The exhibition continues through Saturday, June 15, 2019.

“Scenic Route” presents the work of two artists who are connected by a shared interest in the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of the natural world, each capturing their own language through a unique sense of materiality, resulting in decidedly contemporary presentations.

“(g)litter,” an exhibition of new wall works by Sam Keller in Gallery Two. The exhibition continues through Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Sam Keller’s alluring works are a study of the fetishized object in everyday life within consumer culture. For “(g)litter,” Keller presents ten new cans encrusted with Swarovski-Crystals. Transforming used soda and beer cans into striking and glimmering treasures, the artist prompts the viewer to reexamine discarded consumer objects. Each found flattened can is laboriously bedazzled with crystals to reproduce the original surface image.


LESLEY JACKSON (American, b. 1990) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Greenlease Gallery (Kansas City, MO), Hotel Art Pavilion (New York, NY), Bar4000 (Chicago, IL), Efrain Lopez Gallery (Chicago, IL), Chicago Artist Coalition (Chicago, IL), Forth Ward Project Space (Chicago, IL), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), and NADA Art Fair with Hotel Art Pavilion (2018) and SPF15 (2016). This is her first exhibition with the gallery.

AMBER RENAYE (American, b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX) in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago, IL), Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas, TX), Crystal Flowers (New York, NY), Left Field (San Luis Obispo, CA), and Johannes Vogt (New York, NY). This is her second exhibition with the gallery.

SAM KELLER (American, b.1986) lives and works in Hazel Park, MI. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) in 2009 and will receive an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI) in 2020. Recent exhibitions include 123 Astronaut Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Gallery 102 at Corcoran (Washington, D.C.), Martha’s Contemporary (Austin, TX), This Friday or Next Friday (Brooklyn, NY), and Ed. Varie (New York, NY). This is his first exhibition with the gallery.

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