This month's theme for Concurrence, collaborative art series is Blue. Our featured artists will create a collection of work based of the color blue and determine their own artistic interpretations!
Featured artists in March:
A.R. Drew is a Mixed Media Contemporary artist. Anna Ryan Drew action paints many of her abstract pieces, as well as drawing from the political environment to evoke her viewer in a dialog about social justice and civil rights. Materials range from vintage Louisvitton handbags to stretched canvas.
Léona “Lisha” Perine
Léona has been creating art and short comics, and writing short stories since their youth with themes of horror at its heart. They took a new direction and began creating content for YouTube and their blog, as well as events under the name Lishamisha22 since 2009. While being a content creator online, they used these platforms to showcase the various components they customized or designed, from their nails to headpieces. Their favorite mediums are watercolour, pastels, denim, and leather.
Robin Malpass is a 2-D painter who uses credit cards to create works on canvas using natural composites, glass and acrylic paints. Named one of Chicago's ten artists to watch by Chicago Social, Robin's work mostly recently appeared at Woman Made Gallery's 20th Anniversary Show. Robin works from her studio located in the Fine Arts Building.
Chris Trejo is best known for his abstract paintings produced on different materials, like wood for example, and done in many different techniques. Trejo’s work is a result of his (artistic) lifelong experimentation with many styles, techniques and even media. He is focused on tactile nature of all things. Each common object, of many that perpetually surround us, owns a unique tactile story that we usually ignore while focusing on the visual or audio experience. As he says: We live in texture, always; in sight, sound, color, and feeling.