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        LOVE NOTES

        LOVE NOTES

        Vertical Gallery is very pleased to present a duo show with Chicago's Steve Seeley and Blake Jones. The exhibition runs February 4 - 25, with an opening day reception on Saturday Feb 4, noon-6pm.

        Steve Seeley (b. 1979) is an artist living in Berwyn, IL. His art has been shown at galleries and institutions both throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a founding member and co-owner of POP!NK Editions, a fine art screen printing company located in Chicago. Additionally, he enjoys collecting unique and obscure things and has dabbled in the world of writing comics. His free time is spent with his wife Jenny, their two cats, and their awesome dog Egg.

        Blake Jones (b. 1988) is a Chicago based artist. Blake’s use of graphic line work and bright color palettes illustrates narratives of complex worlds inhabited by his own iconic characters, objects, and landscapes. Blake’s work has been exhibited in multiple mediums and forms such as print, paintings, gallery exhibitions, sculptures, and murals.

        ‘Love Notes’
        A duo show with Steve Seeley and Blake Jones
        February 4 – 25, 2023
        Opening day: Sat Feb 4, noon-6pm
        Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago

        Heroes & Villains at Vertical Gallery

        Vertical Gallery is proud to present presents Heroes & Villains, a group show with an international roster of artists sharing their unique interpretation of comic characters. The exhibition is March 7 - 28, 2015, and allows each artist to show several original works on paper, canvas, and found materials. The opening reception is Saturday, March 7, 6-10pm

        The show will feature new work from: Chris Cunningham (Dublin, IE), Cept (London, GB), Steve Seeley (Chicago, US), Parlee (London, GB), Grégoire "Léon" GUILLEMIN (Paris, FR), Adam Lister (New York, US), Greg Gossel (Minneapolis, US), E. LEE (Chicago, US), Brad Novak (Auckland, NZ), and The Thomas Brothers (Bristol, GB).

        About the artists: Chris Cunningham’s spray paint and stencil work explores the ideas of contemporary pop culture and mass media as they affect and shape how we operate in our daily lives. Cept is making his Chicago debut with his famous paintings that mix psychedelia with pop art and graffiti. These will be Cept’s final paintings in this style. Parlee is making his USA debut with this group show and will show a new collection of his iconic kids as heroes & villains – all are spray paint, ink and watercolor on paper. Adam Lister makes his Chicago debut with a new collection of his 8-bit inspired watercolor superheroes. The Thomas Brothers make their USA debut creating distinctive mixed-media work exploring themes such as duality, nostalgia, good vs. evil, fairy tales and childhood through comic book imagery.

        E. LEE brings his largest work to date with intricate stencil and hand painting on found materials. Grégoire Guillemin will be featuring new work form his wildly popular “Secret Life of Superhero” series. Greg Gossel returns to the gallery with a new series of mixed-media collage works on paper. Steve Seeley has created a new collection of his brilliant re-interpretations of famous comic and cartoon imagery. Brad Novak makes his USA debut with one-of-a-kind, hand-collaged and stencil-spray-painted works involve the layering of popular imagery.

        Heroes & Villains Group Show
        March 7 – 28, 2015
        Opening reception Saturday, March 7, 6-10pm.
        Vertical Gallery, 1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622