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Carrie Secrist Gallery

835 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60607



                 In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus


The ongoing exhibition of Judith Giechman’s work at the Carrie Secrist Gallery is a series of abstract works in Grayscale. She has taken the paper/canvas on an adventure where she explores the materiality by various mark making techniques, playing with the flow of paints, gestural movements, drips and layering. This depiction of abstraction gives each work a different storyline. Each work can be viewed as a landscape, or composition of figures in space, underwater-world or a science experiment of collision of atoms. The possibilities are endless. It also refers to the process of making the artwork; we can see the rhythmic moves which are like a dance. There is a sense of dynamic nature which draws you in the work and evokes your senses.  It doesn’t fail to cast a charm and leave you bedazzled.

This new work is a visual treat for our eyes and each work has a transcendental aspect which goes beyond the physical appearance.



Johalla Art Projects

1821 W Hubbard Street, Suite 209

Chicago 60622

Don’t Fret’s work is carefree and hilarious not only through the characters but also through the texts. It depicts the common life of everyday people that encompasses the issues related to teenage, adulthood, old age, deprived sex-life, relationships, fights, etc. The works flirts with the genres of portrait, figurative and landscape painting (in terms of the setting they are in). Since they depicted scenes are closely related to us we can infer they are our biographies. Unlike Tim Arroyo this body of work doesn’t transports us to a world beyond our imagination but brings us face to face with the world around us.

If you had a bad day at school or work this show will make you laugh your guts out!!

Hats off to the curator for setting up the works in a collage manner that makes the entire body of work as a narrative story.



PS: The curator is my professor. (I hope I’ll get some extra credits from this post). Lol.

Artist: Tim Arroyo

Gallery: Prospectus Art Gallery

1210 W 18th St, Chicago 60608


Photosynthesis takes photography and image making to the next level. There are three bodies of work:

a)    Surrealistic Portraits

b)   Kaleidoscopic Floral images

c)    Tree-Door

The works are crafted skillfully using digital software techniques. Surrealistic portraits are sensual deformed images of gorgeous women (I wish they were real, it makes you want to take one of them for a date). The b/w images give you an impression that they have been rendered with charcoal medium but a closer look will deceive that notion make you realize that it’s a photo image. Kaleidoscopic images are related to flowers and geometric patterns. The kaleidoscopic effect transmutes the flowers into an ethereal organism and invites you to an alien beautiful world. The other works consists of a doorway nestled in the lap of nature which surely will make you think “How the F*** did he do that?”

Its digital skill at its BEST!!

The entire body of work talks about how digital imaging is pushing the boundaries of Fine Art.

And I feel that Mr. Tim Arroyo is not a photographer but an Artist with a Surrealistic digital touch.

It would be really interesting experience for a viewer if the works are bigger, may be life size.

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