Emily Rapport: Everything Is: Closing Reception
@ Eat Paint Studio
5036 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Opening Saturday, October 26th, from 1PM - 5PM
On view through Saturday, October 26th
Visit the Eat Paint Studio gallery at 5036 N Lincoln Ave on Saturday, October 26, 1-5PM for the closing reception of “Everything Is: Paintings by Emily Rapport”.
Emily Rapport’s everyday scenes of houses, fast food restaurants, and “L” tracks are steeped in lush observation. Folds of Tyvek homewrap are painted as if they are majestic robes, vibrant sunsets transform soot colored snow in an industrial landscape to abstract passages of lavender, blue, and aqua paint.
Seen together, these expressive paintings of Chicago homes and landscapes become a composite neighborhood with a storied past. Emily melds observed reality with imagined narrative inviting the viewer to look more closely at the everyday world around them.
Many of the urban landscapes Emily paints are not typically “beautiful” or even pleasant; muddy construction sites fenced in fluorescent orange plastic, unkempt spindly limbs of urban trees framing the lonely parking lots of fast food restaurants. And yet, these scenes are described in a way that finds beauty in small moments. The artists hand, the (still) almost magical creation of a narrative illusion, requires the viewer to slow down and to really look.
Don’t miss the show! Fine art catalogs in stock from this and previous exhibitions. The gallery is OPEN Wednesday through Saturday, 10-5, and by appointment.
*** Free to enjoy! Kid-friendly! Easy parking! Close the CTA bus and train lines! Also, we will have Halloween treats…***
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