Cut Along the Dotted Lines

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Cut Along the Dotted Lines

The opening reception of Cut Along the Dotted Lines was quite the eventful night. It was possibly the muggiest day of this summer, but we were still a full house. Thank you to everyone who endured the heat with us and enjoyed the quality works of EPYON5 , Jason Rowland R6D4, and SARO. The works were intricately made with layers of hand-cut stencils and paint. On one wall, we displayed the stencil cuts. The artists were pleasantly surprised by how their cut outs looked framed as art themselves. On the exhibit wall, each artist brought their best work out to show the city. The show is available for viewing now until September 10th. Originals are selling quickly, be sure to purchase them before they’re gone.

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We were also very happy to host The Scrapbook Project as they made their way along their Midwest tour. It was fantastic seeing how interactive the project was with everyone passing by, everyone here for the show, and those who came out for the project. Visitors were able to walk up to a tablet and enter a key word. The system would then give you a selection of titles of scrapbooks to chose from. The lovely members of The Scrapbook Project would then receive a text message with the number of the scrapbook you selected and a random mate for it. You were then able to sit down and immerse yourself into the life of someone else. These scrapbooks are jam-packed with creativity and love. Flipping through them, it was evident on how vast the content of each varied.

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Thank you again to all who came and especially to the artists! We’ll see you at the next one.

For more photos of the night click here.

For more on the event click here.

 

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Galerie F Exclusive Box Set

Galerie F is proud to announce the release of our Galerie F Exclusive Box Set on August 11th at a random time. Within this colossal set there are 82 exclusive prints by 33 artists. Included in the set is renowned designer Justin Vangenderen’s series of “Location, Location, Location”, Jason Edmiston’s sold out Texas Chainsaw Massacre print and variant, and a number of other sold out prints.

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 Also included is “Made in the Midwest” poster signed by all artists from the show and remarques by Justin Santora. This set is ideal for avid collectors, comic fans, film buffs, fine art lovers, and poster people alike.

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With 82 exclusive prints by 33 various artists, this set’s value is $3,000. Do not miss this limited time sale of it being $2,000.There are only FIVE sets available.

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Shipping is $49.95 for domestic customers. International orders will be sorted out on a case-by-case basis. For further inquiries, email us at galeriefchicago@gmail.com

 View the entire set here

Set includes: JUSTIN VANGENDEREN, JASON EDMISTON, JAY RYAN, BLUNTGRAFFIX, JOSHUA BUDICH, JC RIVERA, JUSTIN SANTORA, LANDLAND, DAN GRZECA, CRISTIANO SUAREZ, ANDREW GHRIST, EPYON5, FUGSCREENS, SENTROCK, CHEMA SKANDAL, CHRIS UPHUES, LADY LUCX, ROYCE, IAN FERGUSON, SEAN MORT, FRESH DOODLE, CLINTON RENO, ADAM DEVARNEY, ROCKETS ARE RED, SHAWN KNIGHT, MATTHEW JOHNSON, JILLIAN NICKELL, TRACIE CHING, PHINEAS JONES, MARK HAMMERMEISTER, JEREMY VANCLEEF, TINY BIRD PRESS, JASON ABRAHAM SMITH, MICHAEL LAURITANO

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PBRart CANvas Group Show

PBR, in collaboration with Logan Square’s Galerie F, bring together a hand selected group of Chicago artists to participate in a showcase of a snapshot of some of the city’s many diverse and talented artists. The  artists are utilizing a blank PBR 16 oz. can as the canvas to bring their style to the classic imagery.

It will be interesting to see some of your favorite street artists’ work go from an urban landscape to a can of PBR; both so familiar yet strangely spectacular together. The opening reception will be held on Friday July 11th at 6 pm lasting until 10 pm.

Artists being featured are: ABC KILLS – PETE ZIEGEL – JKAE GOODBEAR – REVISE CMW – JC RIVERA – GREVE DC5 -CHEMA SKANDAL -TUBZ – MAX WEBER – JEREMY SCHEUCH -RADAH – PENNY PINCH -DEAL35

The reception is open to the public and free. Thanks to PBR, each 21+ attendee will also receive a complimentary PBR.

So, gather a group of friends or adventure out on your own and come meet some of Chicago’s most prominent street artists.

RSVP for the event here

Art pictured by Pete Ziegel Illustration and Max Weber.Art pictured by Pete Ziegel Illustration and Max Weber.

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Galerie F at C2E2

C2E2-Logo-HorizontalGalerie F is excited to host our first booth in the Block at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. This jam packed three day affair starts Friday April 25th and runs through Sunday April 27th at the McCormick Center.

All weekend long we will be having artists meet and greets at the GF booth, some folks have flown across the country just to be here! Artists will be signing works and chatting up according to the schedule below.

We have asked a dozen artists and designers, some new and some old to the Galerie F roster, to create brand new exclusive art prints for this event. Here’s a sneak peek at a few prints that will be available. Not able to attend the event? Not a worry, all prints remaining will go live on the Galerie F webstore on Monday April 28th 2014.

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ARTIST MEET AND GREET SCHEDULE

Friday April 25th

BLUNT GRAFFIX 12pm to 2pm
ANDREW GHRIST 2pm to 4pm

Saturday April 26th

THE FRESH DOODLE 10am to 12pm
MARK HAMMERMEISTER 12pm to 2pm
EPYON5 2pm to 4pm

Sunday April 27th

CLINTON RENO 10am to 12pm
JUSTIN VANGENDEREN 1pm to 3pm

 

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Spidey versus the Dark Knight by Cristiano Suarez
Joshua Budich Secret of the Unicorn
The Secret of the Unicorn by Joshua Budich
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Storm by Rockets Are Red

 

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“Well Read” Exhibition Opening

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In collaboration with Chicago’s Galerie F, D.C.-based artist Tracie Ching debuts her mini solo exhibition, “Well Read”.

“Well Read” investigates the relationship between contemporary films and the literary classics from which they are derived. In this body of work Tracie Ching explores different novels that have spawned successful film counterparts, creating her own interpretations which carefully adhere to their respective stories.  The show itself is a response to the use of source material and the effects that different visual representations have on them over time. Every representation, including Tracie’s, is a result of applying different filters to a piece of work that has become larger than the creator could have ever imagined. While the film industry may introduce aesthetic, thematic, or even plot changes, Tracie attempts to stay close to the original source material while applying aesthetics attributed to the time period of each novel.

Limited edition silk screen prints accompanied by letterpress bookmarks and custom bound books will be available at the opening reception on Friday, March 28th. All remaining works will be posted in Galerie F’s online store the following week. A portion of all proceeds from the show will be donated to Reading is Fundamental, , the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States (rif.org).

Opening reception is free and open to the public.

For more event information, click here.

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Made in the Midwest

MADE IN THE MIDWEST: A GROUP PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

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We invite you to join Galerie F in celebrating over two decades of the Chicago printmaking scene with the opening of “Made in the Midwest.” Twenty-five established artists exhibiting works themed on the Midwest, printmaking, and everything in between.

Each artist presents a new exclusive art print for the exhibition shown with pre-production materials, giving insight to the process of their individual styles. Original sketches, cut rubylith, crudely drawn stick figures on used napkins – anything deemed significant by the creator in their artistic process.

We also are happy to announce the release of a minimalist “family tree” art print paying homage fathers of the Chicago gig poster scene, Steve Walters [Screwball Press] and Jay Ryan [the Bird Machine]. Designed by Michael Lauritano and Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff.

Featuring new works from…

Steve Walters – Jay Ryan – Dan Grzeca – Mat Daly
Kathleen Judge – Johnny Sampson – Crosshair Studio
Delicious Design League - Kill Hatsumomo Prints - Drug Factory Press
Justin Santora Illustration - Lloyd W. Patterson Jr. - Baker Prints
FugScreens Studios - Billy Craven – Josh Davis – Nate Azark
Chris Hefner – Ethan D’Ercole – Adam Hanson – Landland – Andrew Ghrist

All artwork from Made in the Midwest available for purchase here:

http://www.galerief.com/?s=made+in+the+midwest

LauritanoOriginal design by Michael Lauritano based off the artist roster for Made in the Midwest exhibition.

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Jay-RyanOnward, Illinois! by Jay Ryan

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MADE IN THE MIDWEST IS ON DISPLAY AT GALERIE F UNTIL DECEMBER 6TH, 2013.

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You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter

You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter

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Galerie F and Matthew Hoffman have joined forces enthusiastically to present “You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter.” This group exhibition serves as a celebration of TEN YEARS of the You Are Beautiful campaign. The exhibition will be on display daily [Tu-Su] from 11am to 6pm through November 17th.

You Are Beautiful is the little sticker that started a worldwide phenomenon. This message, spread by the community, has touched lives on everycontinent in the world. After ten years of spreading positivity, You Are Beautiful will join Galerie F in exhibiting over twenty artists that have contributed to YAB in the past. Matthew Hoffman, founder and custodian of YAB, will be producing a series of cut wood pieces for every year passed and every lesson learned.

This exhibition will also premier the first chapter of the upcoming You Are Beautiful biography, printing in winter 2013. Our exhibition draws strongly from the cathartic and extensive research Hoffman has conducted to create this book. Stay tuned for details on the book’s release through Galerie F.

Artists participating in ‘the Next Chapter’ include…

Chris Uphues· Goons · Starshaped · Dan Grzeca
FugScreens Studios · E. Harris · Jeremy Schultz · blütt
Nice One · LUCX · Brooks Golden · Penny Pinch
Sent Rock · Andrew Lawrence · anna cf · Ian Ferguson
Ben Wagner · MOSHER · Clam Nation · wren
Alex Synge · upso · Adam Hanson · Sean Mort Print Shop
JC Rivera · Sean Starr · Annica Lyndenberg · Don’t Fret

Purchase all of these beautiful pieces here: 

http://www.galerief.com/?s=%22you+are+beautiful%22

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6pm OpeningOpening Reception

You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter is on display at Galerie F until November 17th.

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Who Will Save Us Now? : New Work by EPYON5

581824_10200672569553617_1879431764_nGalerie F is pleased to present ‘Who Will Save Us Now?’ EPYON5′s introductory solo exhibition debuting new prints, paintings and spraypainted canvases. Please join us for the artist reception October 4th from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibition will be on display daily [Tu-Su] from 11am to 6pm through October 20th.

E5′s work draw from the bold simplicity of propaganda posters while integrating its thematic opposite – grandiose Baroque decorum. These challenging aesthetics frame pop culture characters, creating instant icons.

EPYON5 hails from the Midwest. Originally trained in the fine art of Renaissance style realism, e5 has shifted his focus to the more immediate and gratifying medium of stencils and spray paint. Although his subject matter is familiar and contemporary, Epyon5 tries to infuse elements of classical design into his current works; thereby still retaining a feel of past grandeur and spectacle.

Purchase all work from this exhibition here:

http://www.galerief.com/portfolio-type/artist/epyon5/

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Mosher Street Art Interview

Galerie F took some time to chat it up with local street artist Mosher. Mosher has been making his mark on Chicago for two years now and chances are you have seen his work! Check out what Mosher had to say about street art and his new exhibition “Four Letter Words” starting this Friday, Sept. 23 at 6pm.

 

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When did you first start doing street art?

“Two years ago when I moved from Florida. Florida doesn’t have a lot of street art. I got into it when I moved to Chicago and I noticed all the graffiti and wheatpastes. I wanted to be an artist so I decided to try somewhere else.”

What made you want to do street art?

“It was influential seeing other street artists’ work. I like the idea of highlighting art in a guerilla marketing style. I met Left Handed Wave and he kind of told me how to do wheat paste. But I have always painted and drawn so it wasn’t hard to figure out painting and pasting to a wall.”

Do you have formal training in art? Or did you learn yourself?

“Taught myself.”

What is the inspiration behind some of your street art images?

“Cartoons, Chicago itself, I like to consider audience and what people would want to see.”

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What inspires the location of your street art?

“When wheat pasting I try to pick a low key spot. I like to do my art during the day in a spot that seems like I’m supposed to be there. Also, finding surfaces that adhere well like wood or doors, bricks are tricky.”

What is your favorite thing about being a street artist?

“Being able to have people see your art somewhere that is not a gallery. Also, the idea of disposable art; I’ve been trying to speed up work because I know that it isn’t going to last too long.”

Do you have any projects in the works that you are excited about?

“I have a show [at Galerie F] in September called “Four Letter Words.” The title of the exhibit is based on Dick Cavett’s quote “Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.” I like the notion of what constitutes a swear word and censorship and how it is used to protect people. The power of a word itself. I’m using a lot of text based images. I want to have a comedic spin on it, so it is more interesting for people to look at.”

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When creating an art piece for the street what are some factors that need to be accounted for? Like color/size/location…etc. 

“Time and resources. I like to use thick vibrant colors.”

Words of advice for anyone interested in making their own street art?

“Get cheap supplies. I use Mistint which is returned supplies not used that you can buy. Also, don’t get caught!”

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RSVP to “Four Letter Words” here: https://www.facebook.com/events/211673485664391/

Mosher Street Art website: http://mosherstreetart.com

 

 

 

 

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Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition

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GALERIE F’s FIRST PHOTO EXHIBIT

A collection of the finest street art and graffiti photographers worldwide.

Step in to the shadows of the urban environment with work by…

Luna Park – Sergej Vutuc – Diane Ribaupierre
Brock Brake – Tom Fennell – Oscar Fotoflow
Eden Leavy – Pete Rangel – Senor Codo – httpill

On display through Sunday September 1st.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/206160856206845/

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Plus many more! See this exhibit until September 1st at Galerie F.

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