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As curious observer and vivid daydreamer, Diana Gabriel creates structures designed to be rooted somewhere between logic and daydream. Although she starts with a basic intention with each piece, the execution is heavily based on process with limited planning. This allows for a playful practice that cycles action, reaction, serendipity and improvisation. Gabriel aims for her process to equal the viewer’s experience, where repetition, color and form are used as a phenomenological tools drawing viewers into an exploration between the part and the whole.
That, and dinner and drinks from Pleasant House and 5 Rabbit to round out the evening!
20% of the ticket price goes to support the artist and installation expenses.
Diana Gabriel emigrated from Bogota, Colombia. She earned a BFA at Northern Illinois University before completing her MFA at Illinois State University in 2007. She currently teaches at Harper College in Palatine and College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Gabriel also curates bimonthly exhibitions at Morton College in Cicero and is the co-founder of TheCGProject. Recently, her work has been exhibited at R&D Gallery, Design Cloud, Willis Tower, Evanston Art Center, TreeHouse Gallery and Jane Brandt Gallery.
Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer and co-founder of Sixty Inches From Center, an organization and weekly online publication that archives, promotes and collaborates with artists and arts initiatives across Chicago. Recent and upcoming projects include exhibitions and programs with the Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago Artists Coalition, Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Terrain Exhibitions and the South Side Community Art Center.
Cody Tumblin is a Chicago-based artist from Nashville, Tennessee. From his background in graphic design, Cody uses editorial design, semiotics, and bold shapes and forms to initiate the approach his work. Generic decorative icons and subtle cryptic messages become inflated into uncertain mosaics of pattern, image, shape, contour and line. Recent exhibitions include SHIT IS REAL at Devening Projects + Editions (2013), a two person show, Pile Hunk Stage, with Kayl Parker at Gallery X (2013), Crossing the Palisades at SAIC (2013), and The Prospective Series pop-up gallery at Untitled (2013).
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The Salon Series
The Salon Series is an exhibition project that emphasizes participation between guests and artists to explore meaning, context and craft of new work. Shows are hosted in a social setting in Chicago.
The Salon Series continues a creative legacy of exchanging ideas while providing artists with a venue to share and converse about their work.