Fri 12/9 @ 6-8PM
Abbatoir Gallery, which show fine art in Hildebrandt Provisions Building in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, is mounting a group show called Landscape/Cityscape.
The seven featured artists take different approaches to painting rural or urban scenes, reflecting their own “inner landscapes.” “Zeroing in on a particular segment of the visible world or by inventing a place based on memory, artists attain a mode indicative of ‘the weather inside’,” says the show’s press release.
Several will be familiar to local art lovers, particularly painter Dana Oldfather, whose botanically based details coalesce into larger worlds, and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, who is known for her intricate embroidered work inspired by the landscape of her native Iceland, which also inspired the watercolors she’ll be showing here. Clevelander Adrian Eisenhower paints posard-sized Clevland cityscapes.
The other four artists come from here and there. Lumin Wakoa and H. Spencer Young are both based in New York. Wakoa paints en plein air Light is the starting point for Lumin Wakoa who often paints en plein air inspired by how light creates a sense of place, while Young’s photos feature digitally manipulated fragments of building and sky viewed from the ground. And Herman Aguirre find beauty amid the gang violence on the South Side of Chicago where he lives. The show also features work by Norwegian artists Liv Mette Larsen.
The show opens with a reception on Friday December9 @ 6-8pm and will remain on view through January.