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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.

Max Sansing: 'Firestarter' HPMs

Unique, Hand-Painted Prints

Line Dot is excited to offer an exclusive new collection of hand-painted prints by Chicago artist Max Sansing. Each piece is a unique 1/1, embellished with acrylic and aerosol on a variety of split-fountain and vividly hued papers. This new series follows Sansing's successful solo show with us at SCOPE Miami Beach last month. 

Come see the florescent dynamism of these stunning works in-person during our late hours this Saturday till 9pm! If you're not in the Chicago area or your fragile California constitution doesn't permit you to brave the cold, we also have the series available to view and purchase online here.

Kyle Cobban: New Drawings

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.

Pure Evil: Hand-Painted Prints

Our friend, the noted British artist Pure Evil (Charles Uzzell Edwards), has restocked Line Dot with a new collection of hand-embellished prints from his highly regarded Nightmare series. The prints depict famous figures embellished with Pure Evil's signature dripping tear motif, and are tagged with free form graffiti making each piece unique. We have a variety of images from this prominent UK street artist, including Marylin Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Jean Michel Basquiat available on our site here.

Pure Evil is the alias of Welsh-born graffiti artist and gallery owner Charles Uzzell Edwards. He is notable for his involvement in Banksy’s pop-up gallery concept known as “Santa’s Ghetto” and his trademark images of fanged bunnies. He opened his eponymous Pure Evil Gallery in a Dickensian shop in the East End of London in 2007. His work has been exhibited worldwide at the Saatchi Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, at the Culture Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the Baker Gallery in Cologne, among others.

Scott Albrecht: Being

New Hand-Painted Works on Wood

Line Dot is thrilled to be releasing an exclusive new series of three individually painted and hand-carved works on wood by Scott Albrecht. A self-taught woodworker, Albrecht's recognizable style takes a traditional medium and updates it with contemporary concepts and a modern color palette. Each unique piece in the series is entitled 'Being' and is based on Albrecht's translation of that phrase into an abstracted geometric typography. This is our second collaboration with the Brooklyn-based artist, following a successful release early last year. His work has been exhibited and published internationally, including a successful recent solo show at Shepard Fairey's gallery Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles.

Just in time for holiday gifting, the series is available now on our site.

MAX SANSING: KEYED IN

SCOPE Art Fair Miami Beach

Booth F17, December 4th - 9th

Line Dot is thrilled to present a solo show by Chicago artist Max Sansing at this year's SCOPE Miami Beach. 'Keyed In' will feature new original paintings that dive deeper into the themes and subjects of Sansing's widely acclaimed murals. An exclusive, limited edition screen print will be released in conjunction with the fair. The Collector's Preview can be accessed here.

Max Sansing is a Chicago-based fine artist and one of the city’s most prolific and talented muralists. His distinct aesthetic fuses the color-drenched dynamism of street art with the technical elegance of photorealism. Born and raised on the South Side by two artistic parents, Sansing discovered his passion and creative gift at an early age. During his youth he was involved with several graffiti crews and taught himself oil painting before completing formal training at the American Academy of Art. In addition to his studio practice, Sansing is frequently commissioned to create large-scale murals and experiential installations across the country. He is deeply committed to supporting his Chicago community and is involved with numerous youth programs that expand arts opportunities in underserved areas. His work has been featured in gallery shows and special events in Chicago, New York, and Miami among others.

Max Sansing, 'Firestarter' 
Exclusive Edition of 35, Signed & Numbered
13 Color Screen Print, 24" x 24"
Printed by Pop!nk Editions 

With the Line Dot team in Miami, the gallery will be closed December 4th-12th. Our full inventory will continue to be available for perusal and purchase on our website here.

EIGHT: Group Exhibition Curated by Jeroen Smeets

Line Dot is thrilled to present 'EIGHT', a new group exhibition of contemporary illustrators curated by Jeroen Smeets of Eight Gallery and the Jaunt. Join us tomorrow night for celebratory drinks with Jeroen and several of the featured artists from 6:00-9:00pm.

Illustration is one of the most versatile art forms and is quickly becoming a prominent and innovative field of contemporary visual culture. In recent years, talented illustrators have begun to traverse the boundaries between the illustration world and the art world, blurring the lines that separate the two. This new group show entitled EIGHT proudly presents eight pioneering artists who are navigating that liminal space between illustration and fine art. These leading creatives are continuously pushing their own boundaries and searching for new visual challenges and solutions. For this exhibition, each artist has contributed a series of eight original works on paper that capture their distinct style and visual language.

Taylor White: Sustained Momentum

Line Dot is thrilled to present 'Sustained Momentum', a collection of six acrylic and aerosol paintings by Taylor White now at the gallery and available online here.

In this new series, White synthesizes the refined techniques of figure painting with the bright color and expressive movement of street art. Heavily influenced by improvisational dance, White grounds her visual vocabulary in the exquisite grace of the human body as it traverses through space. Her paintings utilize the human form to transcribe conversations, explore fields of consciousness, and realize the cathartic points at which the soul confronts its physical form.

In addition to her large-scale murals and street art around the world, White has exhibited in major international cities from Sydney to Berlin, Oslo to Miami.

Kayla Mahaffey: Cherish the Days

Opening Friday, October 12th 6-10pm

Line Dot is thrilled to announce 'Cherish The Days', the first solo show from rising Chicago art star Kayla Mahaffey. Join us Friday, October 12th from 6-10pm for a reception with the artist celebrating the release of this highly-anticipated new body of work.

Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Kayla Mahaffey (also known as KaylaMay) is a painter and muralist who recently graduated from the Academy of Art and is already garnering impressive attention and accolades in the Chicago art scene. We are honored to present her first major show and will be clearing out the entire gallery to highlight this stunning collection!

Preview 'Cherish the Days' here.

Mando Marie: Would Be Nice

Line Dot is thrilled to be releasing an exclusive series of collage paintings, 'Would Be Nice' by Mando Marie. This new collection features the iconic elements of Mando's street art and beautifully exemplifies her expertise as both stencilist and painter. 

Amanda Marie, known internationally by her artist moniker Mando Marie, is an American artist currently based in Amsterdam. Mando’s instantly recognizable characters draw their stylistic inspiration from Golden Age picture books, exuding a sense of childhood adventure and wonder. Adding a contemporary spin that reflects her street art savvy, Mando works primarily with spray paint, stencils and collage elements. Her paintings typically involve repetitive and mirrored imagery, eliciting a dream-like quality that is simultaneously pleasant and haunting. In addition to her renowned stencils and murals, Mando has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and Europe.

'Mando Marie: Would Be Nice' is now at the gallery and available online here. If you're in Chicago, come join us during our late hours till 9:00pm on Saturday, October 6th to view this exclusive collection.