– Current Art –
Joshua Backus makes improvisational paintings of perceptual phenomena that engage the tension between physical encounter and apprehension of image. Recent work applies iridescent and interference colors to varying surfaces to create paintings that respond to the light and space they are viewed within.
Joshua Backus (b. 1981 Syracuse, NY) is a conceptual painter who lives and works in Chicago. Art handler by day, he is classically trained (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia), and holds a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Chicago. He has exhibited work at Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago, IL), Sullivan Galleries (Chicago) and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY).
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– Past Art –
Stephen Eichhorn: Orchids
Stephen Eichhorn creates intricately detailed collages of new micro-ecosystems. Using collected historical botany textbooks and publications, Eichhorn painstakingly cuts out and layers plant parts and minerals to wood panel, brass, and other materials, often to profound and mesmerizing effect.
Stephen Eichhorn (American, born 1984) lives and works in Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago (2012); CES Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); Johalla Projects, Chicago (2014, 2016) and Ebersmoore, Chicago (2012, 2011). His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2011); Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2008); and Heaven Gallery, Chicago (2009, 2008). Eichhorn received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006.