Apr 14th 2023


@ salonlb.

1010 W 35th St, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60609

Opening Friday, April 14th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Wednesday, December 31st


FRIDAY | APRIL 14th, 7-10PM

Join [salonlb.] on Friday, April 14th from 7PM-10PM, for our special EXPO CHICAGO gallery hours featuring new collections from artists Jeni Emery, Annie Hejny, Sally Ko, Emily Shopp, and Beth Swanson.

The event is free to attend but guests are encouraged to RSVP.


1010 West 35th Street, Suite 500

Chicago, Illinois 60609


Jeni Emery is a New York-based artist originally from Los Angeles. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, and received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2019.  Working to enhance the seductive visual interest of her surfaces, Emery uses unconventional media like sand, wax and chalk to add texture to her paint. The supports for these paintings range from canvas to drop cloths to bedsheets to silkscreen mesh; all lending a sublime materiality to the work. With their valleys, peaks, nooks, and crannies of color and form, her work often weaves in and out of abstraction and landscape. Since graduating last Spring, Emery has had solo exhibitions with [salonlb.] and SYTSY in Chicago, and has shown in group exhibitions with Elmhurst Art Museum, The Research House for Asian Art, Ground Level Platform, 062, and JAW Gallery.


Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the earth. Her lifelong connection with nature has developed into a visual language through abstract paintings and drawings. She has exhibited her artwork in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as the Katherine Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI) and Form + Content Gallery (Minneapolis, MN). Her largest solo exhibition to-date at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in 2018 (Winona, MN) received 10,000+ visitors. Over the past five years, she has successfully completed over 50 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, locally and nationwide, including The University of Minnesota Mill City Clinic and Hilton Embassy Suites. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Vikings Art Collection, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. She was an artist-in-residence with Lanesboro Arts (2017), The Science Museum of Minnesota Pine Needles Residency (2018), the Grand Marais Art Colony (2019) and the Anderson Center (2021). As a 2020 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, her research at the intersection of an artistic practice and forest therapy is a new frontier in community healing with the earth.


Sally Ko was born in Seoul, Korea in 1971. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was two-years old. She grew up in the city and north suburbs of Chicago and now lives in Chicago. Sally attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art.​

Sally works in a variety of styles and media but is especially known for her style of pouring and manipulating paint to create the loose, yet controlled sensation of her paintings. The organic patterns and appearance of this variety of her paintings reflect not only the actual theme or content of the particular painting in which they appear but also the mental process that gives life to the work

Sally’s work is widely appreciated and can be found in the personal collections of a variety of clients that includes everyone from teachers to producers, executives to restaurateurs and several prominent national and international names. Her works have been featured in various magazines and have been displayed in organized shows, art fairs, corporate spaces, hotels, fashionable restaurants, galleries and international museums.


Emily Shopp is a Chicago-based print artist working with copper etching, woodcut relief printing, and collage. Having engaged with nature to cope with her own anxiety, her work explores the human psychological relationship to the natural environment. Beginning with the collection and study of found organic objects, she translates them into abstracted, ambiguous forms. Through variation, repetition, transparency, and intricate line work, she constructs an intimate, meditative space. Shopp received her BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Stephen F Austin State University in 2013, and completed a studio fellowship at Spudnik Press Cooperative in 2018.She has exhibited work at galleries including Kai Lin Art (Atlanta, GA), Cade Art Gallery (​Arnold,MD), Spudnik Press Cooperative (Chicago, IL), Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (Chicago, IL), ​and Fulton Street Collective (Chicago, IL). She has been featured in New York Magazine’s ​The Cut and Saatchi Art’s ​Canvas. ​She recently exhibited at The Other Art Fair in Chicago, IL and in Brooklyn, NY. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.


Beth Swanson is an abstract artist living and working in Chicago. While she considers herself a long time artist, she only started consistently showing her work in 2017 and thinks of herself as emerging. Beth attempted to take her love for art into more commercial mediums and started her career in advertising in her 20s. She then started her own graphic design studio that catered to non profit organizations and charities. She has lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Delhi, India.

A life long late bloomer — at 40 — Beth jokes that she finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. Like many artists she sought ways to get her work in front of more people outside of an Instagram grid. She dreamed of ways to collaborate with other artists and provide a platform for under represented artists. She founded Rostrum 312, an initiative that utilizes empty storefronts as pop up art galleries, to show local art in a more accessible fashion. She collaborates with other artists to create public works of art through murals, installations and gallery events.

She has shown her work with Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair, Rostrum 312, Noyes Cultural Art Center and received the Curator’s Choice award through the DIFFA Art for Life Auction.

ABOUT [salonlb.]

[salonlb.] is a multidisciplinary exhibition space and event venue in Chicago designed to engage critically with the arts, a forum supporting emerging and mid-career artists, with an emphasis on sculpture, mixed media, and contemporary craft.

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