'EIGHT' Exhibition Curated by Jeroen Smeets
Opening Reception Friday, November 9th 6:00-9:00pm
Exhibition runs through December 8th
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 for drinks at the opening reception on Friday, November 9th 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.
The EIGHT artists are:
Adrian Johnson (United Kingdom)
Andrew Watch (Canada)
Kellen Hatanaka (Canada)
Marc David Spangler (Germany)
Ted Parker (Netherlands)
Max Sansing: Keyed In
Solo Show at SCOPE MiamiSCOPE Art Fair Miami Beach, December 4th - 9th
Booth F17, Tickets + Info: https://scope-art.com/
Kayla Mahaffey: Cherish The Days
Opening Reception Friday, October 12th 6:00-10:00pm
Exhibition run throughs November 3rd
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. Her solo show ‘Cherish the Days’ narrates the stories and voices of contemporary youth and the perpetual struggle to escape from daily hardships. As the artist elucidates: “We as a country are filling the minds of the next generation with sights of fear and violence. Many people grow up with little to no hope of adulthood, and even when they do make it they are filled with anger and regret. This show not only tells the story of an unheard generation, but serves as a guide to bring hope back into our daily lives by living day by day and cherishing each moment not in a mindset of an adult but as a kid.”
Mando Marie: Would Be Nice
Release Thursday, September 27th
After Hours Viewing Party Saturday, October 6th 6:00-9:00pm
Exhibition runs through October 12th
Line Dot is thrilled to be releasing a new series of collage paintings, 'Would Be Nice' by Mando Marie. Join us during our late hours till 9:00pm on Saturday, October 6th to view this exclusive collection.
Mando Marie is an American painter and stencilist 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 frequently feature repetitive and mirrored imagery, eliciting a dream-like quality that is simultaneously pleasant and haunting.
Polly Jiménez: Faces · Caras
Opening Reception Friday, September 14th 6:00-9:00pm
Line Dot is thrilled to present a new series of watercolor paintings by Mexican artist Polly Jiménez. In 'Faces · Caras' Jiménez explores complex issues of cultural identity, heritage, and immigration through the lens of whimsical childhood activities. Each painting features traditional masks from different states in Mexico donned by children engaging in everyday play. By creating imaginative scenes of contemporary youth in traditional costuming, Jiménez lends pictorial form to the knowledge that no matter where these children’s lives take them they will continue to uphold the legacy and beauty of their cultural identity.