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20x20x20 Curated by Galleri Ramjford

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Patrick Hull

Vertical Gallery, in collaboration with Galleri Ramfjord, present “20 x 20 x 20”: 20 Scandinavian artists, each creating multiple 20 x 20 in. works, with 80 originals in total!  The exhibition is May 12 – 26, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 12th, 6:00 – 10:00pm.

Galleri Ramfjord is a dynamic exhibition venue located in Oslo, Norway. It was founded in 1998 by Elisabeth Ramfjord. While the gallery’s main focus is on oil painting, there is also a wide range of other mediums including drawing, photography, mixed media, video, sculpture and installation on display. Many of these different mediums will be included in the exhibition in Chicago.

The exhibition will feature:
Sassa Nordstrom
Tom Erik Andersen
Steen Larsen
Espen Eiborg
Anne Angelshaug
Olav Mathisen
Terese B Larsen
Ingebjorg Stoyva
Ingun R White
Peter Sutton
Randi K Strand
Axel Vindenes
Dag Knudsen
Emil Olsson
Mikael Takacs
Audun Grimstad
Roar Kjernstad
Johan Wahlstrom
Erlend Mikael Saeverud
Pal Gulsrud

Click on artists name above to view their individual work, or here to view the entire exhibition: https://verticalgallery.com/collections/20x20x20

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LINE DOT EDITIONS - OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS - HOLIDAY SHOW

Posted on September 05, 2017 by Patrick Hull

Line Dot Editions, our partner gallery located at 1023 N Western Ave. in Chicago, invites emerging and established artists from Chicago and the larger Midwest area to submit work for a juried exhibition this holiday season. This is an unparalleled opportunity to gain exposure and build meaningful relationships in the art community, both on the local level as a Chicago-based exhibition and on an international level via the gallery’s web presence. Artists of all backgrounds working in any medium are welcome to apply. After the submission deadline on September 30th, a panel of five judges will evaluate all completed applications and choose 20 winning artists. Selected artwork will be exhibited in a holiday show running from November 17th until December 31st with an opening reception at the gallery.

Application

  • Artists must submit all of the following to be considered:
  • Images of 3-4 available works (image size not to exceed 2MB per image) that have never been exhibited or offered for sale previously, submitted with title, medium, size, and price for each
  • Brief artist statement/bio
  • Links to website and Instagram account
  • Submissions will be accepted via email only (no walk-ins) to hello@linedoteditions.com with the subject line ‘[First Name]_[Last Name]_Application’

Important Dates

  • September 30th- Deadline for applications
  • October 15th- Selected artists notified
  • November 1st- Deadline for artwork delivery
  • November 17th- Opening reception for exhibition
  • December 31st- Exhibition closes
  • January 31st- All unsold artwork must be collected

Requirements

  • Artists must be 18 years or older and currently residing in the Midwest.
  • Selected artists must promote the exhibition across all social media platforms.
  • Artwork must be ready to display and be delivered to the gallery no later than November 1st.
  • Artists will be responsible for collecting all unsold artwork between January 1st and 31st. If an artist is unable to collect unsold artwork in-person, it is the artist’s responsibility to arrange and pay for return shipping.
  • Artists are not allowed to collect work before the exhibition ends on December 31st, or make arrangements to sell selected artwork through another platform during the exhibition.

Line Dot Editions reserves the right to reject any artist/artwork at any time, for any reason.

Please contact Shana at Line Dot Editions (hello@linedoteditions) if you have any questions!

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ROA in Chicago

Posted on August 12, 2017 by Patrick Hull

We were very excited to have ROA come visit us in Chicago last week.

ROA is an artist from Ghent, Belgium whose work has often been recorded and photographed, but very little is known about the artist and even less is documented. He is primarily known for his strong obsession of animals and rodents. He often combines life, death, and life after death in his murals, which quickly distinguishes him amongst traditional muralists. His animals are painted to include skeleton and internal organs, making the sight even more realistic.

ROA’s work can be seen on the streets around the world. His anonymity has kept his work and his spirit free.

This amazing new mural is located on N Mendell and Armitage. Here is the finished artwork, along with some progress shots below. Stay posted for a bigger ROA - Vertical Gallery collaboration in 2018!

In progress photos:

 

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Mau Mau and Beejoir in Chicago!

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Patrick Hull

We are very excited to have Mau Mau and Beejoir in Chicago for their upcoming exhibition opening on July 8. We have been personally collecting their work since 2010, and can't wait to see what they bring to the gallery. If you don't know these two artists, you should definitely check them out. Come see this very special exhibition and see why their shows in the UK, Japan and Thailand have sold-out.

Mau Mau is a renowned British urban graffiti artist who’s gained an international following with his humorous street, print and graffiti work. He incorporates political, environmental and cultural commentary to his work – often with his trademark character of a mischievous and fun loving Fox. With roots planted in surf and country vibes of the North Devon coast, Mau Mau brings an air of rural sophistication to the art he has been creating for twenty years. He has painted his way around the world, his artwork appearing on everything from shipwrecks to surfboards and billboards to city walls.

Mau Mau has produced work for World Land Trust, Greenpeace, Surfers Against Sewage and the Glastonbury Festival, and for record companies such as Ninja Tunes and Lowlife Records. He is the architect of cult brands Sewerside Boardwear and Fear Trade. His street work can also been seen all over the world including the UK, Jamaica, Thailand and Australia.

Beejoir was born in the UK and currently resides between Tokyo and Bangkok. Using varied practice's and methods of installation, sculpture, painting, spray painting and drawing, Beejoir explores modern society, conveying the way in which he sees the changing world around him and where he sees it heading. He is known for his irreverent work that is both provocative and powerful.

Beejoir has successfully shown, curated and exhibited in over 70 solo and group shows across the world in some of the leading private galleries, institutions and auction houses. His work is collected by hip hop artists, celebrities and members of the royal family and has been featured in sell-out shows throughout the world. Beejoir has also been featured in several publications, including being recognized in 'Beyond the Street’ as one the world’s 100 leading figures in street art. He has also spent over 10 years growing the careers of like-minded artists with his company Souled Out Studios.

Beejoir x Mau Mau: Foreign Policy
July 8 – 29, 2017
Opening reception with artists, Saturday, July 8, 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago

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The Culture Trip - The Best Independent Galleries in Chicago

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Patrick Hull

We are very thankful to all of our Chicago collectors, and all from around the world that visit us at the gallery, or purchase from us online. Now entering our 4th year, we were named one of The Best Independent Galleries in Chicago by The Culture Trip. We are extremely pleased to be mentioned with the other iconic galleries on the list. Thanks to all of you for your support. We have incredible artists lined up through the end of 2018, in addition to special pop-up exhibitions and art fairs. We hope to see you soon!

THE CULTURE TRIP: THE BEST INDEPENDENT ART GALLERIES IN CHICAGO

 

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