“Wall to Wall”
“Wall to Wall” at ArtSpace 1550
From the first Cave painting to the emergence of graffiti art, man has used the wall to preserve the fundamentals of human civilization. Our fascination and dependence on the wall as a site for communicating ideas and feelings, creating aesthetic environments, and chronicling our visual history will be explored in the exhibition "Wall to Wall". Shown at ArtSpace 1550, this exhibition is open to all artists living or working within a 25 mile radius of downtown Chicago. ArtSpace 1550 is a new creative gathering place for the Chicago community and is situated in the center of the West Loop art district. Founded in July of 2015 by Chicago artist and educator Carol Brookes, ArtSpace 1550 is dedicated to providing space for creatives to meet and collaborate while also cultivating community through exhibitions and events. “Wall to Wall” marks our first exhibition, and with support from Chicago Artist Month, we hope to open our doors to Chicago’s creative community and share with them the services we intend to provide as an organization. “Wall to Wall” begins our 2015/16 exhibition program. We accept proposals on a regular basis from emerging Chicago curators and continually work to provide the creative community with a productive and supportive outlet for its endeavors.
SPECIAL EVENT, Carol Brookes Open Studio:
In addition to the “Wall to Wall” exhibition reception, curator and founder Carol Brookes, whose art studio adjoins ArtSpace 1550, will hold an open studio event with the public and provide hands on demonstrations of her own unique process of art making during the exhibition opening. Visitors will see how simple epoxy and industrial materials are transformed into the stunning wall sculptures for which Brookes is known.
All events will be free for the public.