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KAYLA MAHAFFEY: 'SAFETY FIRST'

Exclusive Edition Print Release

Line Dot is thrilled to release our third exclusive, limited edition print from Kayla Mahaffey! 'Safety First' features an image from her sold-out solo show 'Off to the Races' that beautifully encapsulates the artist’s unique blend of flat, cartoon elements with brilliant photorealism.

This limited edition of only 35 prints will be available first in-person only this Friday, September 27th starting at 11am (closing at 6pm.) Any remaining prints will be available at 11am Saturday at linedoteditions.com

Darts on a Map: A Collection of People, Places, & Personalities

Line Dot is thrilled to announce the opening of ‘Darts On A Map: A Collection of People, Places, and Personalities’ with an artist reception on Saturday, September 21st. Curated by Chicago’s own Czr Prz, the show presents a survey of national and international artists on the forefront of the new contemporary art movement.

The lineup of top established and emerging artists includes: Michael Reeder (Los Angeles), Pixel Pancho (Italy), Kevin Ledo (Canada), Joe Iurato (NYC), Denial (Canada), Marina Zumi (Brazil), Rachel Strum (Los Angeles), Ava Grey Designs (Chicago), Marka27 (Mexico), Sarah Best (NYC), Ian Kuali’i (Hawaii), Nicole Salgar (Miami), Czr Prz (Chicago), and Ozmo (Italy).

Czr Prz says he is excited to be back in a curatorial role, as his rigorous production schedule for both Ava Grey Designs (of which he is a partner) and his own art practice have precluded side projects like this. The show’s title, ‘Darts On A Map’, references the varied geographic locations the participating artists hail from. “It’s like I threw random darts at a map” the artist says laughing. “If you plot all the points, Chicago is kind of the center of them” he continues, “so it seemed fitting to have my city host this show.”

The unifying factor in this seemingly incongruous group of incredibly talented artists is its curator Czr Prz. The participants chosen for ‘Darts On A Map’ highlight the artist’s interpersonal relationships and draw from contacts he’s made over the years through his public art murals and studio practices. Line Dot co-owner Oliver Hild further expounds: “These are people he has shown with, collaborated with, painted with, eaten with and drank with. In some cases they are contemporaries, in other cases mentors, but they all tie in to Czr personally.”

*Click here for the digital Collector's Preview*

Savannah Jubic + Renée Hrovat: Should We Maybe Reschedule?

Line Dot is thrilled to present ‘Should We Maybe Reschedule?’ featuring original work from emerging Chicago artists Savannah Jubic and Renée Hrovat. In distinct yet complementary art practices, Jubic and Hrovat explore the anxieties and obsessions of the modern moment through labor-intensive gestures spanning multiple media. We invite you to join us for wine, beer, and kombucha on tap during an opening reception with the artists from 6-9pm.

‘Should We Maybe Reschedule?’ reflects the central tensions of the contemporary human condition, from artificiality to reality, constant interaction to loneliness, excessive consumption to emptiness. Processes such as hand-weaving, oil painting, and embroidery lend materiality to these abstract concepts, opening a space for direct physical engagement with the intangible. Each artist offers an intimate glimpse into their personal fixations and vulnerabilities as an invitation to the viewer to reflect on—and connect with—their own experiences.

*Click here for the digital Collector's Preview*

OakOak Pop-Up

Due to popular demand, we are extending the run of our OakOak Pop-Up featuring new mixed media pieces, original paintings, limited edition prints and more by the world-renowned street artist. Available pieces from the collection will remain on view until Saturday, August 17th and are online here.

Born and based in France, OakOak is recognized internationally for his creative, place-based interventions. Accessible and endearing, his artwork draws on comic books, video games, tv shows, and other beloved staples of pop culture. Whether it’s a sewage cover turned PacMan game or a stop sign altered to warn against climate change, OakOak’s interventions transform the mundane elements of city life into amusing and inspiring pieces of art. Declared one of Juxtapoz’s all-time favorite street artists, OakOak has been featured everywhere from BBC Brazil to Beijing’s biggest newspaper and has shown in galleries worldwide.

Third Annual Juried Show

Line Dot is thrilled to present our Third Annual Juried Show featuring original work from 25 selected local artists! Chosen by our panel of jurors from a pool of 175 applicants, this diverse group of emerging Chicago talent spans nearly every genre and aesthetic. Join us Friday, June 21st from 6-9pm for one of our most anticipated opening receptions of the year.

Aidan Hercules | Ann Weinheimer | Antonio Beniquez | Barry Callahan | Blake Jones | Caroline Liu | Cristi López | Dale Paracuelles | Dovie Golden | Elaine Boby | Emmett Merrill | Eric Weatherford | Frank Quintero | Gary Schechner | Isamar Medina | Joseph Renda Jr. | Kurt Kreissl | Laura Catherwood | Lily Cozzens | Merry James | Moises Salazar | Mosher | Oscar Joyo | Sean Hannaway | Zachary Mory

Zach Schey: What's Up Doc

A Collection of Cartoons + Cutouts

Line Dot is thrilled to present our second exclusive release of new paintings by Chicago artist Zach Schrey. Executed with unfaltering precision in his signature ‘sophisticated camo’ style, each piece in this collection is inspired by the beloved cartoon characters of Schrey's childhood. The full collection is now available to view and purchase online here.

Zach Schrey is a fine artist and printmaker/co-owner of POP!NK Editions. Rooted in contemporary urban culture, Schrey creates an alternate world of characters and designs that remind us of the everyday, yet have an instant presence because of their bold, clean aesthetic. Influenced by the ubiquitous imagery of cartoons, comics, and corporate logos/brands, Schrey’s work collectively pokes fun at these cultural icons, heightening our awareness of their superficiality and constant presence in our lives. His paintings and prints have been shown throughout the US and abroad.

Kayla Mahaffey: Off to the Races

Solo Show Closing Saturday, May 25th

It's the final week to catch Kayla Mahaffey's incredible sold-out solo! Don't miss your chance to see this gorgeous collection of new paintings executed in Mahaffey's signature blend of photorealistic and cartoon elements. The details of these pieces—from the intensity behind a child's eyes to the reflective surfaces of helmets and metallics—are truly stunning in person.

The gallery will be open for our regular hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm. All artwork from the show can also be viewed, alongside available pieces from our regular collection, on our website.

Jillian Evelyn: It's About Time

Opening Reception Saturday, March 23rd 6-9pm

We're thrilled to be partnering with Vertical Gallery to present 'It's About Time', a solo show of new work by Los Angeles-based painter Jillian Evelyn. Join us this Saturday for an opening night celebration with the artist where we will be releasing an exclusive screen print. Limited to an edition of just 35, the print will only be available in person at the gallery on Saturday night, with any remaining prints available on our site the following morning.

‘It’s About Time’ investigates temporal experience from a female perspective, delving into the near-obsessive nature of women’s relationship with time. The increasingly rapid pace of our technology-driven world and the feminist reckoning of the ‘Time’s Up’ movement lend a particular relevance to the subject, but Jillian Evelyn’s panoptic lens extends beyond the current moment and is rooted in her own experience. Evelyn created the artwork for this exhibition as a way to confront and to process her personal and cultural observations of women's relationship to time. She traces the burgeoning complexity of this relationship to the transition from childhood to womanhood and the cyclical rhythm that eventually develops therein. Now in her thirties, the artist is discovering a new set of challenges that women face around aging and childbearing. Reflecting society’s limited scope of female value centered on unrealistic expectations of physical appearance and motherhood, women are often left feeling that their worth diminishes as they age.

Combating these dominant cultural narratives, 'It's About Time' offers an unapologetic alternative that embraces female experience in all its messy complexity. In these new paintings, Evelyn plays with texture and linework to novel effect, resulting in a fresh take on the signature style of her previous pieces. Reflecting on this creative process, she articulates that “it felt suitable to utilize this time to grow as an artist rather than fear change and the idea that my time as an artist will come to an end.”

Born in the midwest and currently living in Los Angeles, Jillian Evelyn is a highly accomplished painter, sculptor, illustrator and printmaker. Her practice balances challenging conceptual themes that tackle the darker sides of modern life with a brightly-colored pop aesthetic. In addition to gallery shows across the US, her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Vice, CONTEXT Art Miami, and other major fairs and publications.

‘It’s About Time’ will be exhibited at Line Dot from March 23rd until April 20th. Click here for the Collector's Preview.

Open Call for Artists: Line Dot’s Third Annual Juried Show

Line Dot Editions invites emerging and established artists from Chicago and the larger Midwest area to submit work for our third juried exhibition opening this summer. This is an unparalleled opportunity to gain exposure and build meaningful relationships in the art community, both on the local level as a Chicago-based exhibition and on an international level via the gallery’s web presence. Artists of all backgrounds working in any medium are welcome to apply. After the submission deadline on April 30th, a panel of six judges will evaluate all completed applications and choose 20 winning artists. Selected artwork will be exhibited in a featured show this summer with an opening reception at the gallery.

Application

Artists must submit all of the following to be considered:

  • Images of 3-4 available works (less than 2MB per image) that have never been exhibited or offered for sale previously, submitted with title, medium, size, and price for each. *retail price for each submitted artwork must not exceed $500.00
  • Brief artist statement/bio
  • Links to website and Instagram account
  • Submissions will be accepted via email only (no walk-ins) to hello@linedoteditions.com with the subject line ‘[First Name]_[Last Name]_Application’ 

Important Dates

April 30th- Deadline for applications

May 25th- Selected artists notified

June 8th- Deadline for artwork delivery

June 21st- Opening reception for exhibition

July 20th- Exhibition closes

August 1st- All unsold artwork must be collected

Requirements

  • Artists must be 18 years or older and currently residing in the Midwest.
  • Selected artists must promote the exhibition across all social media platforms.
  • Artwork must be ready to display and be delivered to the gallery no later than June 1st.
  • Artists will be responsible for collecting all unsold artwork between July 21st and August 3rd. If an artist is unable to collect unsold artwork in-person, it is the artist’s responsibility to arrange and pay for return shipping.
  • Artists are not allowed to collect work before the exhibition ends on July 20th, or make arrangements to sell selected artwork through another platform during the exhibition.

Line Dot Editions reserves the right to reject any artist/artwork at any time, for any reason.

Curtis William Readel: Feed the Beast

New Original Currency Collages

Artist Reception - Saturday, February 23rd 6:00-9:00pm

Line Dot is thrilled to present Curtis William Readel: Feed the Beast, a new collection of twenty bill-sized original works crafted entirely of shredded US currency. Readel employs this innovative medium to explore the concatenated web of art, design, capitalism and commerce that is woven through our physical and digital existences. Familiar lifestyle brand logos and trademark figures from contemporary art are featured alongside other pop culture currencies, both literal and symbolic. Meticulously pieced together from hundreds of bill fragments, each artwork is an exemplar of detail-oriented craftsmanship that serves as an antidote to the mass produced uniformity of branded commodities.

Based in Chicago, Curtis William Readel is an artist and printmaker/co-owner of Pop!nk Editions. From referencing monetary images to using actual currency, Readel creates semi-satiric political commentaries that challenge our distorted views of financial normalcy and success. His work has been exhibited domestically and internationally in Brussels, New York, Kiev, and Bucharest among others. 

Join us for a drink with the artist (+ special print offers!) this Saturday, February 23rd from 6:00-9:00pm. Contact us for the Collector's Preview.

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