For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – August 23, 2013 – Chicago artist Daniel Hojnacki began to get very innovative in his approach to photography about three years ago. He started to experiment by printing on tape, spackled paper, candle wax and other “industrial, mundane materials,” and was very excited by the results. His experimental mixed media techniques have enriched his current body of work, Don’t Let Go, which is largely about family, past, and reflection. Opening September 7, Daniel’s solo show will feature all new work and a gallery specific installation– all of which pushes the boundaries of the digital medium.
The artist spends a lot of time reading, looking at other artists’ work, traveling, and spending time with family, all of which serve to fuel his aesthetic. “There’s always a visual image instilled in my head”, Hojnacki says. “Sometimes it’s there in front of me, and sometimes I make it myself out of old photographs. I have sketches, but much of my work comes more from words”.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China and David Weinberg Photography’s The Coat Check Gallery in Chicago. Hojnacki received his BA in photography from Columbia College of Chicago in 2011.
Join us for the opening reception with the artist on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 6:00 – 10:00pm. Don’t Let Go will be open to the public through October 5.
Vertical Gallery focuses on work influenced by urban environments, street art, pop culture, and illustration. By bringing together local, national and international artists in ten dynamic solo and group shows each year, Vertical Gallery encourages collectors and casual viewers into the exploration and discussion of urban-contemporary art. The gallery is located in Chicago at 1016 N. Western Avenue in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, and online at verticalgallery.com. It is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, or by appointment.
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Daniel Hojnacki / Don’t Let Go
Opening Reception with artist – Saturday, September 7, 2013, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Showing through October 5th
1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622