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Gallery Reception @ Water Street Studios

Gallery Reception @ Water Street Studios

Apr 12, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Water Street Studios | 160 S. Water Street , IL 60510 | 630.761.9977

Apr 12, 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Water Street Studios
160 S. Water Street , IL 60510

Water Street Studios’ welcomes the work of three artists exploring the human experience without limits in “Earthly Delights” by Les Allen and Bruce Thorn in the Dempsey Family Gallery and “Eclecticism as I See It” by Perry Slade in the Chicago Capital Gallery. Les Allen and Bruce Thorn invite audiences to explore the endless possibilities and interpretations of their work in “Earthly Delights”. Allen’s photographs and Thorn’s paintings are a nod to Hieronymus Bosch, surrealism, science, nature and magic. Allen’s photography is a controlled manipulation of materials, a sculpting of light. Experience the ephemeral nature of his carefully crafted, invented realities that take on a life of their own. Thorn’s paintings are abstract and improvisational, made without preparatory drawings. Each work is a captivating wellspring of mystery. These are paintings that avoid over-simplified narratives.

Opening reception for “Earthly Delights” and “Eclecticism as I See It” will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The artists will be present at the reception to discuss their work and answer questions. In addition, appetizers will be provided by Gaetano's Batavia, cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, and wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Both gallery exhibits will continue to be on display until Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 5pm. The exhibits in both galleries can be visited during regular public hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL 60510.

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