Monday, February 16, 2009
I spent the morning hanging the Robert Bornhuetter exhibition on the freshly painted walls of Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. This series of hand-pulled lithographic prints are wonderfully intriguing in their complexity. Bornhuetter’s multifaceted imagery has been influenced by time spent working as a visiting artist at the Ymagos printmaking studio in São Paulo. The colorful, lushly ornate tropical environment of Brazil is clearly apparent in the cleverly twisted imagery found in this series of lithographs.
The exhibition runs through April 17th with a reception on Friday March 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash, at the corner of Lake and Wabash in Chicago’s Loop. The show is free to the public and the exhibited work is available for purchase.
The Robert Bornhuetter exhibition is presented in conjunction with The Southern Graphics Council Conference, March 25-28.