Monday, January 17, 2011
Art Opening, Jan. 22: Side Effects at Eyeporium
(No more apologies on just posting a press release. We're doing what we can in 2011. All images and content, below, courtesy of Eyeporium Gallery)
“Side Effects” - paintings by Bruce Riley
Opening is Saturday, January 22, 2011 from noon to 5pm
CHICAGO, Illinois – January 14, 2011 – Eyeporium Gallery will open the new year with paintings by the acclaimed Chicago artist, Bruce Riley. The exhibition marries two bodies of work separated by roughly 20 years. The older works are oils on panel in which the paint is frequently applied with a palette knife - some pieces verging on pointillism. The new works reveal his exquisite method of painting in layers suspended between thick, transparent glazes that result in works that actually collect light and glow with a luminous sensuality. Bruce describes the method best “as a gentle corralling or urging of chemical interactions.” Both styles, which are process-driven and highly idiosyncratic, flow in and out of a dream-like reality.
Opening Reception (public invited): Saturday, January 22, 2011 from noon to 5pm
Exhibition Viewing: Through Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm; Saturday 12pm to 5pm
1431 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Two blocks from the “Damen” Blue Line El stop in the heart of Wicker Park.
ABOUT the Artist:
Bruce Riley is masterful painter residing in Chicago. He has developed his own unique painting techniques discovered as much by chance and accident as intent. With his lush application of paint, the fanciful images lure and ultimately seduce the viewer. He exhibits nationally and is represented by Miller Gallery in Cincinnati. Bruce previously exhibited at Eyporium Gallery with his brother, Brent Riley, in “The Bro Show”. His works are in many private and corporate collections such as the Cincinnati Bell Telephone, Ensco, Inc as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum.
ABOUT EYEPORIUM GALLERY:
Annette Sollars, creator of Chicago's fine eyewear icon, Eye Want, also launched Eyeporium, a fine art gallery in Wicker Park. Representing exceptional artists of regional and national prominence, Eyeporium Gallery features contemporary creators of paint, print, photographic and sculptural works from the realistic to the surreal to the abstract. With the location of Eyeporium inside Eye Want, Annette has created a single destination for you to procure fine eyewear and fine art “for your face and your space”.
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