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        For Immediate Release
        Media Contact:
        Patrick Hull

        Vertical Gallery presents “Second Chance” Group Show
        Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life

        Chicago, IL – May 22, 2013 – Vertical Gallery is pleased to present “Second Chance: Found Objects Repurposed For A New Life” June 1 – 29, 2013. “Second Chance” features 10 artists who take every day small-scale objects, many of which are usually disposed, and use them as the art medium, or within context of the work. Featuring: Ben Frost, My Dog Sighs, C215, Joseph Martinez, Simon WG Butler, Kim Alsbrooks, Dont Fret, Pixel Stud, Audrey Heller, and Maria Krouglianskaia.

        This must-see exhibition brings together some of the world’s hottest artists – UK’s My Dog Sigh brings his emotional portraiture on abandoned food cans; Australia’s Ben Frost famous social commentary (and often controversial) Pop Art paintings on found packaging; French street artist C215’s instantly recognizable stencils on oil cans; and UK’s Simon WG Butler thought provoking cancelled stamp collages. And from throughout the United States: Joseph Martinez’ incredible miniature oil paintings on matchbooks; Audrey Heller’s playful photographs of miniatures with real objects; Kim Alsbrook’s iconic historic portraits on found materials; Pixel Stud ‘s intricate found layered materials painted with LEGO bricks; Maria Krouglianskaia’s unique photo collages on matchboxes found on her travels; and Chicago’s Dont Fret returning to his always popular paintings on various objects he finds throughout the city.

        “Second Chance”
        Opening Reception – Saturday, June 1, 2013, 6:00 – 10:00pm
        Showing through June 29, 2013
        1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622