Interwoven Stories: Four Artists –
Randy Buvala, Sara Peak Convery, Tony Lipka, Gary Price
Comrades in the South Lake Artist CoOp onslaught of the Hammond art scene!
We come to where we are unclean, threaded through with experiences and other’s overlapping implications.
Sara Peak Convery initiated the idea of a group show with this quartet because she perceived a shared interest in processing emotional content and personal history through art – be it with camera or brush or multimedia constructions.
“My banner art reflect my life stories, fashion trends, and political satire.” – Gary Price
Price’s banners are explorations of the emotional history of his life. Incidents weighted with fear, pain and sometimes ecstasy.
Randy Buvala’s “Conversations” series echoes the underlying emotional consequences of Price’s banners.
Tony Lipka’s art is all about the three R’s: Reuse Reclaim Recycle. Be it capturing a detail photographically that might be thrown away by someone else or using his engineering and framing skills to create a new object from trash.
Convery has been exploring a variety of media, starting in 2017 following her cancer diagnosis. Many of her works involve reaching into her own family archive (clothing, furniture, photographs). Lipka & Buvala also both use discarded materials extensively. Their collaborative pieces demonstrate their simpatico.
Randy Buvala (Munster), father of Hannah, Sammi and Kyle, husband of Wendy, teacher, coach, set director, and artist in search of an artistic focal point. Randy teaches at Palos South middle school.
Gary Price is a visual artist that is active in the art communities of the South Suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. His studio is in Homewood, IL at St Paul Communty Church. He has led many workshops.
Tony Lipka (Hammond), framer extraordinaire, artist, engineer, dog lover (not necessarily in that order). Tony is the workhorse and creative spirit behind many art installations in SLAC family.
Sara Peak Convery (Chicago) is an artist and curator. She operates her studio space in the Gladstone Park neighborhood in Chicago. She programs art for Slacks Window Gallery in the storefront windows of her studio, and at Perkolator Coffee House in the Portage Park neighborhood.