Here we go. In two weeks, we will have the opening reception for Urban Dreams, our new exhibition at the Morpho gallery in Chicago. And I can't wait for it to happen! The exhibition will feature the work of my two dear and so talented friends Mirela Momanu and Yves Vernin. Opening night will be Friday May 9th, starting at 6pm. The show will run from May 9th to June 4th.
Here's the information if you are planning to attend: Morpho Gallery, 5216 North Damen, 60625 Chicago, Illinois.
A little more about this exhibition:
Urban Dreams explores the mysterious and invisible relationship connecting people to their urban surroundings. Through the use of unusual perspectives, shadow play and reflections, the cities we’ve known forever take the substance of dreams - ethereal and mysterious, foreign and strange. As a group of artists, we are seeking to question the way we usually experience urban life. By transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, by casting a new light on the most usual scenes, our intention is to unveil the unconscious emotions that connect us to our cities, and to ourselves.
About the Artists
Marie Laigneau, USA – Marie’s images portray a timeless and overshadowing city, made of silence and whispers. In her work, the constant opposition between light and darkness seems to overpower her subjects, creating tension and unbalance. Her lonely figures evolve in a foreign, yet familiar world, reminiscent of forgotten dreams and memories.
Yves Vernin, France – Yves’ images are stories of shadows and light. Yves expands on this theme by showing how the mundane can easily become extraordinary if one understands the true beauty of light. His images portray a city transformed by the joyful sun, where shadows create rhythmic worlds shattering our common perception of urbanity.
Mirela Momanu, Romania – Mirela’s images take us to a world of silence and introspection. Her lonely figures are fleeting silhouettes evolving into the darkness of highly geometrical settings. Mirela portrays one of the most mysterious aspects of cities, made of steel and concrete, of evasive light and repetitive patterns. Her subjects are faced with themselves, in the silence of their surroundings.