Monday, November 2, 2015

Out and About | Sidetracked Studio: Undiscovered Species

Undiscovered Species
Doodles, drawings, collages open Sidetracked Studio’s second year programming
Opening night Sat., Nov. 7, 6 - 9 p.m

EVANSTON, IL - Sidetracked Studio is proud to present Undiscovered Species, an exhibition featuring doodles, drawings, collages, and paintings that reveal the obsessive and repetitive mania of their makers, all of whom happen to be Chicago-based artists.

Rory Coyne is exhibiting a selection of nature based works that subtly detail the sublime repetition of leaves, trees, and endless skies. Coyne is a founding director at Sidetracked Studio. 

Lauren Levato Coyne presents new work in colored pencil on paper and maple panel including her “cluster drawings,” an ongoing series of insect wings that form swarming, irregular,
flower-like shapes. Levato Coyne is a founding director at Sidetracked Studio.

Julie Murphy invents and interprets new species of human/monster/office worker hybrids in her expressive and slightly manic drawings. With ink and markers Murphy transforms manila folders, legal paper, and sundry office materials into her own sort of taxonomic record of her crypto-creatures. Murphy earned a BFA degree in illustration from Art Center College of Design, as well as a BS degree in radio/television/film from Northwestern University which lead to years of diverse work experiences that fueled the desire to escape reality, in addition to supplementing a rainbow of character studies for drawings.

Vito Desalvo presents work from his current series, International People in the Know, which contain his reflections on interpersonal relations in today’s world. He has chosen both fictitious and actual faces of real people in his life. The backgrounds suggest no clue as to place, identity or nature of the conversation. The artist only offers the finality of the implied statement. In some of the faces is a lingering hint of relating the knowing implication of their comments. Others possess only a sense of innocent use of common use phrases. Desalvo has made comments related to these pieces that all serious conversations eventually lead to a confirmed answer form of “no”.

Jordan Scott presents his current series of collaged works inspired by the Jungian theory of the Collective Unconscious coupled with his many years of martial arts training and teaching. The series pays homage to his belief in the interconnectedness of the universe. While Scott uses many materials outside of their typical context his specific material is canceled U.S. postage stamps, typically using thousands of individual stamps to form what appear to be abstracted landscapes and color fields to create a sum greater than its parts.

Undiscovered Species
OPENING RECEPTION Sat., Nov. 7, 6 - 9 p.m.
exhibition continues through Dec. 19, 2015
Beverages provided by New Holland Brewing Co.

Sidetracked Studio
707 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Sidetracked Studio is located near purple line Main Street station and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. 

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