Urban Landscapes: Visions of Chicago

[col grid=”2-1 first”]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2013[/col]

[col grid=”2-1″]Media Contact: Lindsey Meyers
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Urban Landscapes: Visions of Chicago

New Photographs by Andrew Steiner, Paintings by Emily Rapport

“Urban Landscapes,” features new work by photographer Andrew Steiner and painter Emily Rapport at the Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery, March 9 through April 19, 2013. The exhibition coincides with the 1st Anniversary Celebration of Beauty & Brawn Gallery.

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, street festivals and candids of passersby. His focus isolates and explores unexpected dramas of light, shape, and human interaction. Ms. Rapport’s work presents typically mundane scenes including fast food restaurants, empty malls at night and dilapidated houses with an eye towards finding the sublime in daily life.

The exhibition and opening reception will take place at Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space, 3501 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647. Exhibition dates are March 9th, 2013 – April 27, 2013 and the opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Music and refreshments provided. All other hours are by appointment only, frequent open viewings to be announced.

Mr. Steiner and Ms. Rapport have shared a collaborative artistic partnership for the past 19 years. This is their second group exhibition.

Emily Rapport is a figurative painter based in Chicago (above: Dusk at Winnemac Park, oil/canvas). She studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art in New York from 1994-1995 and received a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. She has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Amsterdam and Germany. She will be featured in the 2013 edition of The Labletter. Her work can be viewed at: https://emilyrapport.com/

The Wall - by Andrew Steiner (click to download for print).
The Wall – by Andrew Steiner

Andrew Steiner is a documentary photographer based in Chicago. His work has been featured in the online burn. magazine, the Bauhaus Gallery in Baltimore, the New Orleans Cultural Center, Light Impressions Gallery in New York and recently in Austin, Texas in an exhibition for burn. and Magnum member photographers. His commercial clients include The Gene Siskel Film Center and The Jane Goodall Institute. His work can be viewed at: http://asteinerphoto.photoshelter.com/

About the space:

The Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space is the vision of photographer and mixed media artist Lindsey Meyers–one which combines the intelligence and intellectual pulse of an art gallery and the indelible power and importance of an arts education space that truly lies outside the box.

Our mission is to service the community with outstanding arts education resources, supreme artworks, visionary projects, and philanthropic and charitable principles.

The Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space hopes to partner with other organizations and establishments, both city-wide and nationally, to offer a safe and welcoming environment in which to exchange ideas, to showcase young talent, and to involve and potentially employ the under served youth population of Chicago.

Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery & Think Space
3501 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60647

Visit our web site: http://www.beautyandbrawngallery.com/.