October is Illinois Humanities Month and also marks the annual celebration of Chicago Artists’ Month. Coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the month-long event features hundreds of neighborhood art walks, art exhibits and happenings across the city.
Emily Rapport and Andrew Steiner are the two Chicago artists behind a collaborative exhibit titled “2-Story City”.
The exhibit takes place at Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen Ave., Oct. 2nd, 3rd and 4th in conjunction with Chicago Artists’ Month. An opening-night reception will be held Friday, Oct. 2nd from 6:00-10:00 p.m.; the exhibition will continue Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 4th, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Ms. Rapport and Mr. Steiner will be on site throughout the weekend to answer questions and discuss their work.
Recalling daily life in Chicago’s neighborhoods, Ms. Rapport’s oil paintings and Mr. Steiner’s documentary photography relate to a broader human experience. Mr. Steiner’s dynamic compositions frame downtown immigration rallies, Devon Ave. street festivals and candids of passersby. Ms. Rapport’s expressive, fluid paint style imbues the familiar with a sense of spirituality in depicting neighborhood homes, fast-food restaurants and street scenes. The artists moved to Chicago from Rochester, N.Y., to attend the School of the Art Institute and have since established a creative dialogue through a shared, humanistic vision of art and life.
For more information visit the event website at: sites.google.com/site/2storycity/