Sep 7th 2019

Andrew Steiner: Wide Awake Dreaming: Closing Reception

@ Eat Paint Studio

5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Opening Saturday, September 7th, from 3PM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, September 7th

Please join us for the closing reception for Andrew Steiner’s solo exhibition, “Wide Awake Dreaming,” Saturday, September 7, from 3-6pm.

Music, food/drink, and the artist himself. This event is free.

** Pick up your print orders on this day or treat yourself to a new work of art! **


Andrew’s photographs document Chicago neighborhoods as well as small towns like East Chicago, Indiana and Andrew’s hometown of Fairport, NY.

An intuitive awareness of space and time permeate Andrew’s work in his current exhibit, Wide Awake Dreaming. In the image “Hollywood Beach” we see two young women walking along a beach – observed but unaware of being observed. The figures draw us into what becomes a complex abstract landscape. Two round planters to their immediate right echo an hourglass shape in negative space while they (because there is some weight of personality to them) stand apart – perhaps watching the watcher.

A kaleidoscope of high contrast vertical lines lure us deeper into the beach; or desert as there is no respite in an ocean view, only hot sand and canvas. Just when we can’t see a way out of this maze of lines and shapes, a flit of spontaneous whimsy appears in the sliver of sky just visible – a single person dangling from a large coasting balloon…


Street parking available, close to Western Brown Line, Western/Lincoln/Lawrence/Foster Bus routes.

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