Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country
EXHIBITION DATES: February 10 – March 3, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday February 11, 2024; 1–4 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9am–6pm; Friday, 9am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is excited to welcome the public to Town and Country.
The focus of this exhibition is on architectural forms found both in urban and natural landscapes. Three artists explore the landscape genre through their own unique perspectives. Some scenes are local, of the gritty sides of the Chicagoland area. Other compositions are from memories of trips to the ocean and abroad. Viewed together, their work captures common subjects others might gloss over: the fleeting play of light as it breaks over an edge, subtle colors in weathered textures, and pedestrians rushing by. Joe Taylor has a direct and painterly style, while Mark’s more traditional underpainting and glazing techniques are reminiscent of stained glass. Sarah’s focus is on weathered textures and beams of light that triumphantly break over architectural forms. In all of their work, light floods colorful walls and textures composed of geometric shapes. They invite viewers to slow down, pause, and reflect—to take a second glance and embrace everyday scenes in urban and natural landscapes.
Town and Country will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery of the Art Center. The opening reception is free and open to the public. This exhibition is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the EAC’s general membership.
Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.