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        Vertical Gallery Celebrates 10 Years

        Vertical Gallery Celebrates 10 Years

        Vertical Gallery is excited to present two special shows celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary! 

        Opening first on March 11 at Vertical Project Space:
        March 11 - April 16: Vertical Gallery 10-Year Anniversary Show Part 1 at Vertical Project Space featuring: Chris Uphues, Rae Denise (Racheal Scotland), AJ Ainscough, Laura Catherwood, Van Dam One, Goosenek, Melissa Villarreal, Angel Onofre, Matt Zuska and Jordan Ferguson.

        Vertical Project Space is located at 2006 W Chicago Ave #1R (entrance in alley off Damen). Open weekends 12-5.


        Opening on April 1 at Vertical Gallery:
        April 1 - 29: Vertical Gallery 10-Year Anniversary Show Part 2 at Vertical Gallery featuring: AlexFace, Martin Whatson, Flog, 2CHOEY, Hama Woods, Sergio Farfan, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Mr. Kreme, Mau Mau, and Pipsqueak Was Here!!! 

        Vertical Gallery is located at 1016 N Western Ave. Open Tues-Sat 12-6.

        Thank you to everyone that has visited and collected work from us over the past 10 years. And special thanks to all of the artists that have shown with us over the past 134 shows! 

        Email us at if you have any questions.

        Hama Woods 'Enjoy the Silence'

        Hama Woods 'Enjoy the Silence'

        Vertical Gallery, Chicago’s premier urban-contemporary art gallery, is very proud to present ‘Enjoy the Silence,’ the debut U.S. solo exhibition from Norwegian stencil artist Hama Woods.

        ‘Enjoy the Silence’ runs from May 7-28 at Vertical’s 1016 N. Western Ave. location, with an opening-day reception on Saturday, May 7 from noon to 6:00 pm. The exhibit features a series of original canvases continuing Woods’ long-running preoccupation with consumerism’s effects on the world we inhabit, a theme she explores via black-and-white mammals and birds painted into colorful but unnatural geometric environments. 

        Woods’ art is characterized by her use of hand-cut, multi-layered stencils and spray paint. Since beginning her career in 2009, her work has consistently challenged viewers to contemplate the choices they make and the impact of their decisions on both the present and the future. In addition to exhibits and murals across Europe and the U.S., Woods has participated in multiple Vertical Gallery group shows over the years, most recently 2021’s ‘Atomic Number 13.’

        Hama Woods
        'Enjoy the Silence'
        May 7 - 28, 2022
        Opening day: Saturday, May 7th, 12-6