Join us in Chicago, Friday, June 28 from 6-9pm for an opening reception of Chicago-based artist, Laura Collins’, latest body of work “Full Bloom”.
“Full Bloom” is an exploration into floral painting, a tradition that has been practiced by female artists and hobbyists for generations.
This series has allowed me to feel connected to a long lineage of female artists. It stands as my contemporary take on a conventional topic. It has encouraged me to embrace a more saturated color palette and has led me to find new ways to engage an audience. The paintings come at a time in my practice when I am eager to see what the future holds. I see “Full Bloom” as a celebration of renewal and regrowth.
Full Bloom will be up at Eskell through mid August 2019.
About Laura Collins:
Laura Collins is a visual artist based in Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in New Media Studies from DePaul University. She has additionally earned a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from DePaul University. Most of her art practice consists of painting and minimalist collage. Her previous exhibits include “Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi”, “Real Housewives Pointing Fingers”, “Runway Models Falling” and “Anna Wintour Double Crossing Her Legs”. She has been written about in Rolling Stone, Vice, Teen Vogue, W Magazine and many more. She is represented by THNK1994.
Eskell is a detailed curation of custom furniture, home goods, fine jewelry, and wellness products that encourages freedom in personal style. Born in Chicago, IL in 2005 as a fashion line and tiny storefront, it was re-launched in 2018 with a 1800 sq. ft flagship store in the Bucktown neighborhood with a focus on interiors and one of a kind discoveries.