Apr 26th 2013

David Soukup: Perennial Escapism

@ Maxwell Colette Gallery

908 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, April 26th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, June 1st

Maxwell Colette Gallery is pleased to announce Perennial Escapism, a solo exhibition from Chicago-based artist David Soukup. Perennial Escapism presents a collection of richly textured mixed media paintings on wood, with imagery derived from the artist’s own photographs of early 20th century wrought iron fire escapes in Chicago.

Soukup’s paintings combine visual elements of graphic design and collage with the tactile elements of paint and reclaimed materials to create decidedly urban motifs. He hand-cuts the elaborate stencils, some up to four feet in length, that are utilized to create his paintings. The resulting latticework of iron bars and shadows echoes the visual experience of his everyday life, and reflects his obsession with meticulous detail.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 26 from 6pm – 10pm

David Soukup’s artwork has been shown in Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, and internationally in Adelaide and Melbourne. His paintings have been featured on the Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and Artist-a-Day websites. This is Soukup’s first show with Maxwell Colette Gallery. More about David Soukup can be found on his website www.soukupvisual.com.

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