Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mike Jankowski... later this year
Later this year, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will be presenting the work of Chicago Artist, Mike Jankowski. Last week, I spent some time with Jankowski, reviewing work for his upcoming solo exhibition. The show is a mixture of high-key paintings and drawings, with each piece focusing on a symbolic collection of elements in an attic-like environment. The above detail defines the beautifully sensitive marks, which fade in and out of each composition like memories of the past. This is a collection of work that is moving and thought provoking. I will be writing more about this work as the exhibition grows closer. The exhibition will be on display from November 16-January 8, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, November 13 from 5:30-7:30. Save the date! Additional information will soon be available at gallery180.com.