Artists Exhibition ‘Meaning and a Lack Thereof’
July 19 - August 15
A group of young Chicagoans scored a win for the creative community by hosting a gallery premiere and artists’ exhibition called Meaning and a Lack Thereof earlier this month in Logan Square.
Running until August 15, Meaning showcases the work of Lucca Colombelli and Cormac Steinbock, who met about three years ago while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is the first event to be held in the 2000 N. Milwaukee Ave. location that the artists leased in November last year.
Lucca is a nouveau impressionist who combines master brushwork with autumnal shades of brown and gray. “I do realism from a very abstract point of view,” he says. “It helps to make my work feel more surreal than just a painting of a swamp or whatever.”
Cormac is an abstractionist who helps viewers lose themselves in mesmerizingly bright patterns. “I’m very interested in exploring the emotive connotations of color and the mental landscapes they put us in,” he says. “A lot of work explores the intersection of structure versus the organic, industry versus nature, the push and pull of being whimsical, organized beings in a rigid or structured society.”