Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat : 11:30-5PM
Location: 208 S. Wabash St. and 202 South State Street
Many artists in Chicago work with wood as a key part of their practice, yet there have been comparatively few exhibitions that have surveyed the medium. That changes with the Chicago Urban Art Society’s Wood Worked, which gathers together sculpture from artists working in wood. Steve Reber has work in this exhibition and at the Cultural Center; Michael Rea is included, having just finished with his exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum, as is Juan Angel Chavez, whose large, wooden speaker-like structure greeted visitors to Art Chicago this year. With these and other artists very actively exhibiting, it will be interesting to see their work in dialogue together.
Abraham Ritchie, Flavorpill
Young Artist Profile / February 2010 / Issue No. 5 / Written by: Kevin Wilson
Solo shows, multiple write-ups, and a body of work that could make any artist green with jealousy, Montgomery Smith is a young artist who proves that a dedication to skill, intelligence, and genuine modesty can be an effective approach to successful art making. A fiber-based artist, Montgomery creates sculptures that juxtapose familiar, household materials with provocative ideas, ambiguous forms and a process-driven practice that yields work which is truly out of this world.