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        THINKSPACE returns to Vertical Gallery with 'LAX/ORD II'

        Vertical Gallery presents ‘LAX / ORD II’, curated by Thinkspace. The exhibition will feature 100 artists, and will take place September 7 – 28, 2019. The opening reception is Saturday, September 7th, 6-9pm.

        After the phenomenal success of LAX / ORD in September 2016, Vertical and Thinkspace immediately discussed collaborating again. “LAX / ORD II” will have more artists than the first edition, in what will be the largest collection of artists from the New Contemporary Movement under one roof to date in the Windy City.

        All the artists have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and left to their own devices from there. This collection helps to showcase just how vast and varied the Movement is, from portrait based works to the more fantastical, from landscapes to design based abstract works... ‘LAX / ORD II’ promises to bring your Instagram feed to life and expose you to your new favorite artist.

        The exhibition will also include more of a taste of the local Chicago art scene. JC Rivera will have a site-specific mural on the back wall of the gallery to help accent the group show that will be installed on the gallery’s adjacent side walls. On top of that, there will be a new print edition from Kayla Mahaffey that will be available exclusively to those attending the opening reception. Get ready for Thinkspace’s big return!

        Artists include:
        Abigail Goldman
        Adam Caldwell
        Alex Garant
        Alex Yanes
        Alexandra Manukyan
        Alvaro Naddeo
        Anthony Solano
        Baldur Helgason
        Benjamin Garcia
        Brian Mashburn
        Bryan Valenzuela
        Buff Monster
        Carlos Ramirez
        Casey Weldon
        Charlie Edmiston
        Chase Mullen
        Chloe Becky
        Clare Toms
        Collin Van Der Sluijs
        Craig ’Skibs’ Barker
        Crash One
        Cristian Blanxer
        Daniel Bildodeau
        David Cooley
        Derek Gores
        Drew Young
        Eduardo F. Angel
        Egg Fiasco
        Erica Rose Levine
        Fernando Chamarelli
        Fumi Nakamura
        Hanna Lee Joshi
        Helen Bur
        Hilda Palafox (aka Poni)
        Huntz Liu
        JC Rivera
        Jacque Fragua
        Joseph Renda Jr.
        Joram Roukes
        Kaili Smith
        Kayla Mahaffey
        Kelly Vivanco
        Kelsey Beckett
        Koz Dos
        Kyle Bryant
        Lauren YS
        Leon Keer
        Linsey Levendall
        Lisa King
        Louis Masai
        Luke Chueh
        Mando Marie
        Marie-Claude Marquis
        Martine Johanna
        Max Sansing
        Nicola Caredda
        Nomad Clan
        Nuno Viegas
        Oak Oak
        Paola Delfin
        The Perez Bros
        Rachel Strum
        Ricky Watts
        Roos van der Vliet
        Ryan Malley
        Samuel Rodriguez
        Sean Chao
        Seth Armstrong
        Spenser Little
        Stephanie Buer
        Super A
        Telmo Miel
        Terry Arena
        Troy Lovegates
        Wiley Wallace
        Wooden Wave
        Yok & Sheryo
        Yosuke Ueno
        Yusei Abe

        'LAX / ORD II', Curated by Thinkspace
        September 7 – 28, 2019
        Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7 from 6-9PM
        Taking Place At:
        Vertical Gallery
        1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622