Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alina Poroshina ...Reception Friday, February 19th

It’s been an amazing weekend. As you may know, the College Art Association Annual Conference was taking place here in Chicago. It began on Wednesday evening and continued through Saturday afternoon. The sessions were amazing …and between sessions on Saturday, I took a few hours to hang the Alina Poroshina exhibition in Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago.

The Poroshina show is wonderful and the canvases are substantial—both in size and content. Poroshina has created a body of symbolic imagery, which deals with issues confronting women—and in my opinion—society in general. The beautifully painted surfaces are rich with confident strokes of color, which demand the viewer’s full attention. Benches have been included in the exhibition space to allow onlookers a place to stop to contemplate the imagery. A catered reception for the exhibition will be held this Friday, February 19th from 5:30-7:30. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash in Chicago. The reception is free and all but one of the pieces are available for purchase.

A second show will also be taking place Friday evening… The Art of Human Rights to benefit Heartland Alliance will take place at the River East Art Center from 6:30-9. Check out the Heartland Alliance web site for additional information.

Image: Alina Poroshina, "Abduction of New Orleans", Oil on Canvas, 60 x 96, $8,400 - and detail

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