OUT OF THE WOODS
new works by CHRISTOPHER ROSE
February 19-21, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb 20, 4-8
Open Hours: Saturday, Feb 19, 12-5
Monday, Feb 21, noon-4
1913 W 17th Street
OUT OF THE WOODS features drawings inspired by Christopher Rose’s summer residency at ACRE and marks his first exhibition in Chicago since leaving the city in 2003. India ink drawings of old growth forests and highway traffic accidents populate Rose’s current project. Working from an ever-growing archive of photographic source material Rose creates densely patterned landscape drawings and acrylic paintings on plexi-glass. These works engage a labor-intensive process to translate vacation snap-shots and news media photos into intricately detailed patterns, digital abstractions and stylized silhouettes.
All works were created between August 2010 and February 2011.