Left: Danny Augustine, Lost in Her Own Mind, Pen and ink on paper, 22″ x 30.5″ and Right: Willy Chyr, The Morning After (Systems/Process), Acrylic box, screws, balloons, 9″ x 9″ x 9″

My work will be featured alongside those of artist Danny Augustine in an upcoming 2-person exhibit at the President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College. “Parallel/Parallax” is curated by Vanessa Smith and runs from March 7th through April 19th. There will be public reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Info about the show and details below:

The President’s Gallery presents a two-person exhibit by artists Danny Augustine and Willy Chyr titled “Parallel/Parallax”. Both artists use structured processes in their artworks that lead to unanticipated forms and color. Augustine’s rich paintings are abstractions yet specific explorations into his personal lexicon of colors, shapes, and lines. While they begin with a random splash of ink or water, they may evolve to interpret his mother’s Schizophrenia then shift to portray his inner landscape converging with the 24-hour stream of world news updates. Willy Chyr’s sculptural installations of colorful balloons also take shape by chance. The creative building process of the pieces accounts for human and material variables as the balloons are inflated. For this exhibition, documentation of the large scale installations is on display from two different perspectives – photographs to capture the ephemeral pieces in a time past, and the colorful burst leftovers. Evoking confetti swept up after a party, it is a fitting end to the dynamic creation of Chyr’s works.

Exhibition runs March 7th through April 19th, 201310 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment
Public Receptions Thursday, March 7th, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

President’s Gallery (Room 1105) at Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St.