Jan 13th 2023

Living Vivid

@ Purple Window Gallery

2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, January 13th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, January 28th

Join us Friday, January 13th for the opening of Living Vivid, a two-person exhibition by Naomi Elson and My Linh Mac. Opening reception 6 – 9 pm.

Purple Window Gallery is located inside MANA Contemporary Chicago, at 2233 S. Throop St. Room 845, Chicago, IL 60608. The entrance is on the East side of the building. It is accessible by the #21 #60 and #9 buses, or by walking from the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line stop.

My Linh Mac

My Linh Mac is a multi-media artist, visual designer and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings and her series of contemporary ‘galactic /no-brush’ paintings- Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial.

Mac discovered nontraditional techniques bring further variety to her paintings through the use of color manipulation and the manipulation of materials and presentation platforms. Her niche is the ability to produce art within one medium that looks as if it were created within a different medium. Each of Mac’s artworks “speak for itself”, her unique approach of combining elements and medium gives her the credibility of an inventive artist and visual designer. What makes her work stand out among young emerging artists is how she incorporates not only technical skills and knowledge from multiple creative fields of design, art, and technologies; but also, her personal experience and cultural exposure from different parts of the world as a traveler.

Naomi Elson

Naomi Elson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her MFA from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Following graduation, Naomi moved to Chicago, where she has shown at several galleries, including GIFC at Western Exhibitions, Heaven Gallery, Ground Level Platform, Nightlight Gallery and Studios (now called “Cleaner Gallery”), ARC Gallery, Unpacked Mobile Gallery, Rubberneck Gallery, Bucktown Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, and Purple Window Gallery. In 2020, Naomi was a HATCH Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition. She is currently living in Michigan City, Indiana, right outside of Chicago.

She is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in painting. Her primary focus utilizes found tactile materials that She resources from curbs, dumpsters, thrift stores and handoffs. She uses these as sources and shapes of color to create touchable, immersive environments and wearable garments. She uses traditional techniques such as hook rug and knitting, as well as chaotic stitching ubiquitous materials to accommodate a space.

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: , , , , ,