Opening Sunday, November 20th, from 3PM - 6PM
On view through Sunday, November 20th
“The Great Escape” New Works by James Jankowiak closing Reception
Join us on November 20th from 3-6pm for the closing reception of “The Great Escape” by James Jankowiak. This is a very special closing in that it is also a celebration of James’s Birthday! So don’t miss the chance to see his beautiful work and to wish him a very happy birthday in person!
Musical performances by Madeleine Aguilar and Grant Sutton begin at 4:30pm.
About James Jankowiak:
Chicago born artist and educator James Jankowiak’s current paintings and installation focuses on the role of color and familiar form as a means of communication in our day to day environment. His emotive abstract paintings and public artworks explore the intersections between color, visual rhythm, spirituality and music.
As an educator, Jankowiak has utilized contemporary painting practice and public artworks as a vehicle for social engagement with Chicago Public School students and teachers across the entire city for over two decades.
Jankowiak’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, SAIC’s Roger Brown Study Collection, the Hyde Park Art Center, Johalla Projects, Western Exhibitions and the Chicago Cultural Center. He has also received numerous grants over the years, and is currently working on a large scale mural project for the 23rd Ward, commissioned by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Photo by Tom Van Eynde
Note: Our gallery will be closed Saturday the 19th to prepare for the closing reception Nov 20th.
Check out an interview about James Jankowiak’s practice. He goes into material, design, and inspiration for his work in this thought provoking conversation. https://compoundyellow.com/interviews