These works took shape in the long shadows of the cathedrals of my homeland, the mountains of East Tennessee, and walking in the shadows of the churches of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, where I live. -Duncan Robert Anderson
Midwestern! Punk! Mom! is a three word title that both describes artist Ellen Greene as a person as well the three phases of development in her artwork.
In her latest exhibition that Greene describes as a “DIY retrospective”, her art and objects hang on the gallery walls of the Evanston Gallery, 1100 Florence, with painted text and infographics surrounding them. Together they tell Ellen’s story of her life in art.
“I am obsessed with reading memoirs and wanted to try my hand at it. But the words and memories wouldn’t come. I kept digging into my storage unit for objects that would trigger memories and hopefully words. Then it hit me. I think in pictures, and I make pictures. My artwork and objects are the core of the story. My whole life things like zines, journals, records, toys, books, clothes and photographs influenced my work. Also that work was in direct response to what I was going through emotionally and therefore completing to the overarching narrative. Call it a ‘DIY retrospective’ or ‘punk rock show and tell’… its my life and my stuff so I just want to share it in the most direct way I know how: put it up on a wall and then write about it.”
Greene’s art is diverse, spanning the period of 40 some years, and includes everything from childhood drawings to her well known “tattooed gloves” to self portrait oil paintings. In Midwestern! Punk! Mom! Greene’s narrative, like her work is unflinching. From intense subjects like sex and addiction to the banality of growing up in the Midwest, Ellen is brutally honest in word and image. As one of her mid 90’s self portrait polaroid pieces instruct: “Delicate People should look away.” but those who dare to look will be rewarded with a refreshing vulnerability.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8p
Artist Talk, Sunday, September 15, 3-5p
Closing Party, September 19, 6-8p
1100 Florence Gallery is located at 1100 Florence Avenue in Evanston, IL 60202. Gallery hours are Sunday 12-5p, Wednesday 6-8p and Friday 6-8p. View art by appointment by emailing 1100florencegallery[at]gmail.com. Visit 1100florence.com for more information.
"Run don’t walk to the awesome new show by artist Ellen Greene! Midwestern! Punk! Mom! DIY retrospective at 1100 Florence Gallery. Whimsical, funny, powerful, overwhelming, inspiring, unique." -Matt Golosinski
Click here to listen to an interview with Ellen on The Lisa D Show podcast.
1100 Florence is pleased to present Oblique – Streetscapes of Chicago, a two-person exhibition featuring work of Jordan Scott and Nelson W Armour. Scott’s mixed-media artwork and photography pays homage to his beliefs in the interconnectedness of the universe and inspired by theories of the collective unconscious. Armour’s photography includes various genre, landscape, environmental portraiture, and social documentary. Both have exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.
Oblique – Streetscapes of Chicago explores the urban landscape, searching out lesser-recognized streets, structures, and views. The flat urban typography yields different perspectives, both close and far, both recognizable and unknown. These Chicago’s streetscapes may feel familiar but are presented in unusual perspectives, tones, and feelings.
Opening: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6-8 pm
Artists’ Talk: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 3 – 4 pm
1100 Florence, Evanston, IL (Greeenleaf and Florence)
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 5-8p, Fridays 5-8p, Sunday 12-5p, by appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-544-8205
‘just between you and me…’
a solo exhibition of eighteen new paintings by
~ two days only ~
opening july 20, closing july 21
both days 2-5pm
priced to purchase at the opening
whatever you want to pay at the closing
1100 florence gallery, 1100 florence avenue, evanston, il, call for july 19 preview 575.779.2103
Click here to listen to David and his wife Carolyn’s interview on The Lisa D Show podcast.
SWING SET DRUM KIT by DAVE FORD
Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Visit the gallery during open hours and play the drums! All ages welcome!
Visit the gallery July 6, 12-8p during First Saturday Evanston Art Events.
Learn more about artist Dave Ford at davefordart.com
Photo credit: Above, Erika Anderson, Chicago 2013. Below, Chalk the Block Festival in El Paso, TX, 2011.
See Swing Set Drum Kit at Square Roots Festival, July 13, 14, 2019.
Visit artist studios & creative spaces June 1, 12-5p, in Evanston, IL, maps at locations across Evanston and online at evanstonmade.org
1100 Florence Gallery is hosting artist Dave Ford’s Truck Drawings, with several tour stops just blocks from us; Julie Cowan, Alice George, Beth Adler, Judith Lewin, Lindy Stockton, Ben Blount, Amy O. Woodbury, Rembrandt Chamber Music, WARE Ceramics, Joanna Kramer.
Visit Evanston Made Group Show at Evanston Art Center, opening party May 31, 6-10p, to see more works by the artists below. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street. Learn more at evanstonmade.org
Pictured above: Artist Ben Blount at his studio MAKE, 1123 Florence Ave, Evanston, 60202
During the sixth annual Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour visit artist studios & creative spaces, June 1, 12-5p, in Evanston, IL, maps at locations across Evanston and online at https://evanstonmade.org/evanston-made-tour-map-2019/
Slide show of all participants online at https://evanstonmade.org/evanston-made-studio-tour-2019/
#collectevanstonart #evanstonart #evanstonmade— in Evanston, Illinois.
Saturday, June 1: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-10p. Hosting sites and events:
Evanston Made Group Show & Pop Up, Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, 9a-4p
Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour, Click here for Map, 12-5p
Boundary Issues Warehouse Show, 942 Pitner, 12-10p
Dave Ford Truck Drawings, 1100 Florence Ave., 12-8p
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p
Steve Geer | Verna Todd, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p
Group Show, SPACE900, 815 Dempster, 12-8:30p
Cécile Trentini & Stephen Murphy, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p
Victor Ing Paintings, Swantiques Pop Up, 2016 Central St., 11a-6p
Hosting sites, please email info[at]evanstonmade.org to be listed and promoted.
Saturday, April 6: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p. Hosting sites and events;
Kathy Halper Paintings, 1100 Florence Ave., 6-8p
Stephanie Taiber Photography, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p
Allen Meyer Photography, Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p
Early Spring Group Pop-Up Show, SPACE900, 815 Dempster, 12-7p
Corey Ciszek, Melanie Deal, Howard Kanter & Steve Sager, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p
Dorit Jordan Dotan, "Everything Must Go" Closing Event, Wedge Projects, 1448 W. Howard St, 5-8p
Puzzle Project Exhibit by One River Evanston students, children's section of Evanston Public Library, 3-5p
Hosting sites, please email info[at]evanstonmade.org to be listed and promoted.
Trajectory : Process Revealed
Seven friends on connection & the creative path
Opening Reception // Friday, March 22, 6–8pm
Artists@Work // Saturday, March 23, 10am–2pm
Artists’ Debrief // Sunday, March 24, 3–4pm
Artwork by Leah Lemelin
Don Miner resides in Skokie but is from Evanston. He is writing a book. Very slowly, but it will get done. He works in a school serving troubled youth, not just because he loves these kids but also for the ease of access to copy machines in the event he can’t get a publisher.
Jayme Gualtier is a heavily tattooed, scooter-riding, music-loving, world-traveling, reclusive introvert who is fascinated by people and their stories. Her art is an ever-evolving conversation about the masks we all wear and what lies beneath them.
Leah Lemelin explores presence, awareness, and fragile human perception within the Transparency Collection, a growing body of artwork on transparent, breakable surfaces. The work is a layerable catalog of ephemeral connection and an offering of gratitude and reflection. It plays in this way of ‘seeing’ for all who engage with it.
Marjory Oliva has been making things her entire life, but it wasn’t until recently that she called herself an artist and built a studio in her basement. Marjory’s current work is acrylic and mixed media on canvas, though she is easily distracted by textiles, wood, and sparkly things. Marjory is fascinated by the power of color. Her favorite painting tools are credit cards and kitchen spatulas.
Matthew Huang Cummins is an engineer/artist/educator on a mission to expand curiosity and community through the wonders of geometry. He is artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and teaches in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern.
Peter Durand is a globetrotting visual artist who lives in Evanston. Born in Kenya and raised in Tennessee, he studied visual communications, painting, and printmaking in St. Louis, Paris, and Kraków, Poland. He will happily bounce on a trampoline when the opportunity presents itself.
Sarah Jolly is a part-time poet and a full-time student beginning to realize a body of written work in the space between past, present, and perfect.
Saturday, March 2: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p.
New works and light installation by Darren Oberto, 1100 Florence Ave., 5-8p
LENS 2019, Opening Reception, Juried Photography Exhibit, Perspective Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2 Chicago Ave, 5-7p
Salvador Campos Featured Artist Reception, Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd., 5-8p
Paintings by Joseph Taylor, The Saw Room at Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8p
Synergia: “Working Together", current and past students of Jill King. SPACE900, 816 Dempster St. 5-8:30p
Inner Balance, Exhibition featuring artwork by: Helen Butler, Janise Curry, Lauren Herrmann, Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle, & Nancy Wong. Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave, 4-7p.
"The Human Factor” exhibit of new works by Adriana Kamenetsky. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, 5-8pm
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Join us as multidisciplinary artist Darren Oberto breathes new life into an ongoing project. His kinetic, process-based project develops each drawing from a solitary line into a seductive layering of marks. Images emerge from the paper similarly to a piece of ceramic being thrown or wood being turned on a lathe, and the introduction of chemicals and ink manipulation create an interplay between randomness and order, organic and plastic. In this show, Darren directly confronts the gloomy, mundane spirit of the season by literally bringing new light to his turntable drawings. In building layers of back-lit transparent drawings, he explores new textures and searches for new meaning and beauty within this kinetic drawing project.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 5-7p
Artist Talk, Saturday, March 16, 3-5p
Learn more about Darren at dmoberto.com
Artist Kristin Mariani will be the Artist in Residence at 1100 Florence Gallery this February, “Two Sides to the Horizon”
Meet Kristin and learn about her process Saturday, Feb. 2, 5-7p, during First Saturday Evanston Art Events.
Project Description and Residency Hours
Two Sides to the Horizon - Is an extended wall installation to reflect the viewpoints from inside and outside the corner space of 1100 Florence. Merging these viewpoints over the four week period of the residency, this installation will evolve, merging multiple vantages into the visible sphere of the gallery space.
Below is a schedule where the public is invited to come into the gallery space to see Kristin’s works in process.
Friday 2/1 12-3:00 p.m.
Saturday 2/2 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday 2/5 12-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/7 3-6:00 p.m.
Friday 2/8 12-3:00 p.m.
Saturday 2/9 12-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2/12 1-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/14 12-3:00 p.m.
Friday 2/15 12-3:00 p.m.
Saturday 2/16 2-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2/19 12-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 2/21 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Artist Bio & Statement
Bio: Kristin Mariani is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer, artist, and educator. In her art and design practice she investigates hidden layers of labor discovered inside found cloth and garments, incorpo- rating physical responses to material that emphasize process, chance, and patience. In 2000 she founded her label RedShift; a line of contemporary couture created from salvaged materials and found garments. Her designs have been distributed internationally. She is faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an artist member of The Arts Club, Chicago. She maintains an in- terdisciplinary practice creating works for dance, performance, and installation.
My practice is an ongoing discourse between design and art. I acknowledge the unstable distinctions between the two disciplines, and my investigations unfold in this unstable territory, continually questioning how the body is figured through fashion, place, and labor.
Dressmakers are often confined to small spaces, small motor skills, mechanical cycles and repetitive processes. Handiwork is concealed in the inner linings of a garment. I don’t always want to stay inside of a dress. How can I use my skill set to address other spaces that the body occupies? How can I build coherent relationships from disparate parts? How can I connect the flow of raw material in my studio to a larger material stream and thought process?
My raw material is a by-product of my dressmaking process and comes in parts. Thread is my drawing tool and connective device to reintegrate cloth fragments and garment remnants into coherent visual relationships. Stitching on two-dimensional surfaces enables me to create fronts that reveal what is commonly concealed in the facades of fashion. Structuring a crosshatch of materials to establish a new value for what is typically discarded, I deploy aesthetic strategies and skill- based knowledge to probe the historical, material, and labor-oriented underpinnings encapsulated in any effort to clothe the body.
Kristin Mariani Kristinmariani1[at]gmail.com
Artist and social activist Fran Joy will exhibit a body of work this January at 1100 Florence. Joy's new work focuses on the elements, fire, earth, air and water and what they mean in terms of interactive relations.
Join us for a closing reception Sunday, January 27, 12-4p, to hear how Joy put together this recent body of work.
Wednesday, January 16, 7-9p, join Joy for an intimate Energetic Dynamics workshop.
Discover and understand your basic energy and how it operates within you as well as how it interacts with others. Does it oppose some, conflict with others but work smoothly with a few? There are explanations to help you understand and manage how your energy relates to others. We each have elements that make up our constitution.
The solar system is full of knowledge and information that you can use as tools to gain a better understanding of life itself and your family, friends, associates and loved ones. You're born with certain elements that are also impacted by transits.
Fran Joy has 20 years experience in life and spiritual coaching to share and teach. This workshop is designed to provide attendees insight on their life and loved ones.
Please register early, as space and time will be limited. $50 per person and please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and reserve your space.
Learn more about Fran Joy at franjoy.com
Photo credit above: Chris Bradley
This November we are hosting paintings by artist Daniela Kovacic at 1100 Florence. Opening reception is Nov. 3, 5-8p, Artist talk is Nov. 11, 3-5
“This show we are in”
‘There is this little moment before going out into the world that gives me a vague feeling of sadness, right when I am getting dressed. In the midst of this everyday act, where I prepare myself to be accepted, I pause’
Clothing plays a relevant roll in human history. It can suppose a social status, a quest of identity, an aesthetic or protective function, etc. Clothing can affect the judgments of how others see you and can influence people’s insertion in society. In This show we are in, I display the act of getting dressed in a continuous group of repetitive images within indoor settings.
This body of work also alludes to an interruption of a subtle intimacy through the relation between the viewer and the depiction of women, in the middle of the everyday ritual of dressing up. This intimacy interruption relates, at the same time, with the common and yearned process by the artist of exhibiting his/her works of art, which usually have been created in seclusion.
Daniela Kovačić Muzio is a figurative painter born and raised in the Chilean Patagonia and is currently working in Chicago.
Her work explores different topics around self-identity, largely through the depiction of women and children.
Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has a master's degree from the New York Academy of Art and a bachelor's degree from Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.
Daniela has received prestigious awards and scholarships such as Fulbright, Becas Chile, Robert Gamblin Painting Award, NYAA scholarships and residencies.
Learn more at daniela-kovacic.com
Oct. 1-21, 2018: Residency will be a space to explore the idea of community in the city of Evanston.
Using the power of print, artist in residence Ben Blount, will create an environment to elevate the voices of the people to create a visual, and tangible conversation. Interactive events include; letterpress making station, postcard station to include writing messages to your neighbors, photo with neighbors (photo booth), tote bag making station
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Oct 6 Saturday, 5-8p: Opening Reception
Oct. 7, Sunday, 5-8p: Community Potluck, Free w RSVP, limited seating, Click here to RSVP.
Oct 10 Wednesday, 6-9p: Mom wine & bind, Click for Tickets
Oct 14, Sunday, 3-5p: Artist Talk
Oct 19, Friday night, 7-9p: Teen book making, Click for tickets
Lea Basile Lazarus
We are excited to host this pop up event on Saturday, June 3, 6-9 p.m.
From the organizers: We are a sister show to the Nasty Women Art Exhibition that was produced in NYC in January. It sold out and raised over $42,000 for Planned Parenthood! And now Nasty Women Exhibitions are being produced all over the world!
We know what a mighty force the women of Evanston are, so we just had to bring a Nasty Women Art exhibition to town! Along with our neighbors on the North Shore we hope to do our part to let our voices be heard and contribute to a worthy cause.
Whether you’re a women, man or self identified, we welcome your support, creativity, donations and especially your presence at our kick ass event on June 3!
Mound Town, works by Joey Garfield
May 6-20, 2017
Joey Garfield is a filmmaker, photographer and multi-disciplinary artist. His work focuses on rhythm, flow, simplicity, attitude and humor. He honors and documents the counter cultures of his youth, which saved his life creatively and soulfully. Repurposed wood, spray paint, earth, found objects and album vinyl are some of the tools of his trade.
His current show at 1100 Florence Gallery, Mound Town, includes 2D/3D works of photography, sculpture and mixed media. The project consists of a series of photographs of Mounds. These photographs profile different mounds, which are found in their natural outdoor environment. All mounds in the series are rare and unique characters captured in a fleeting moment of their existence because no mound is permanent. They are all made naturally from dirt, snow, wood chips, and the pile ups of stuff that we see in the corners of our world everyday.