Fresh into the gallery we have a suite of drawings from the talented Chicago-based artist Kyle Cobban. Working primarily in pencil, Cobban creates surreal images that evoke both the strength and vulnerability essential for inner metamorphosis. Prioritizing line and tonal qualities, his realistically-rendered characters are contrasted with the emptiness of their white backgrounds. The juxtaposition of these static environments with more rhythmic features results in a subdued sense of movement within the works. These lovely graphite drawings on paper are exquisitely rendered, full of nuance and depth. The full collection is currently on view at the gallery and available on our site here.
Kyle Cobban is a Chicago-based fine artist and high school art teacher on the city’s South Side. Cobban’s visual language evolved from years of observing his students as they grappled with the challenges of navigating their own personal narratives.