Join us at Inkling on Friday, February 1st from 6 to 10pm for Andrea Everman’s opening reception. The gallery will showcase geometric papercuts in a delicate instillation with playful collages of snakes, moths and spiders.
About the artist and her work:
Superficially the things I make seem to have nothing to do with each other— but I can now see one of my biggest interests is the line work found in nature. The geometric details of scales, wing segments, crystals and growth rings are are some of the most enjoyable for me to draw.
Andrea Everman often wishes she was sewing her own clothes or watching episodes of Sherlock, but her actual employment is pretty neat. She works as a freelance designer for Redmoon Theater. Her main focus is shadow puppetry but she also builds miniatures and dioramas. When she is not freelancing, Andrea operates Owly Shadow Puppets; a little company that sells her puppet toys and home wares. All of the items are produced in her studio where she manufactures parts with a lasercutter and screen prints her packaging by hand.
1st gallery showcase of the year is happing this week! First Fridays at Inkling, opening reception for Chicago artist Kevin O’Rourke. Join us on Friday, January 4th from 6 to 10.
Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago, Illinois
Join us at Inkling for the opening reception of “Golden Days” artwork by Cindy Tomczyk. Friday, November 2nd, 6 to 10pm at Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago.
Ranging from the quirky and playful to the surreal and somber, Cindy Tomczyk’s illustration employs a diversity of expression while maintaining a distinctly singular voice. The diversity found in Cindy’s work results, in part, from her love of travel and exploration. Her innate sense of adventure in both her personal and artistic life inspires her artwork from Eastern European to the Pac
About the artist
Cindy is a native Chicagoan and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She actively pursues her illustration and design career full time including running a stationery company called Paper Parasol Press. Her line of letterpress printed cards can be found in metropolitan boutiques in the United States and Canada. As an artist, she feels it’s favorable having strong connections in two of her favorite cities, both with their distinct character.
Check out this video chock-full of artwork that’ll be in Inkling this month. Opening reception is this Friday, October 5th, 6 to 10 at Inkling 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago
You’re cordially invited to an opening reception at Inkling on Friday, August 3rd from 6 to 10. We’re showcasing a dynamic duo, Orange Beautiful and Craftbelly.
Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St. Chicago
Orange Beautiful and Craftbelly love to collaborate. Shortly after Lizzie started working for Emily in the summer of 2011, the two realized how well their creations went together and how fun it was to create completely unique products for their customers. This show features a brand new line of rap prints by Orange Beautiful, paired with equally “gangsta” frames by Craftbelly.
Lizzie Greco of Craftbelly creates one of a kind picture frames and mirrors by wrapping unfinished wood frames with handmade paper from around the world. She is constantly inspired by the intricate and striking patterns on the papers that are created by the artists who print them all by hand. Handmade in Chicago, these frames add personality to your favorite photo or print—and the frame becomes part of the art!
Emily Martin of Orange Beautiful loves all things paper. For the last seven years she has been creating beautiful stationery products including custom letterpress wedding invitations, business branding, and her very own lines of cards, prints and journals. Two years ago she opened a new studio + shop in Ravenswood where she now sells her own products as well as the work of other local and independent designers.
It’s going to be a wet weekend in Chicago. We’ll just stare longingly at this art print until the rain clears and we can go bike riding. Rain, rain go away…
Awesome art by The Little Friends of Printmaking
Dan Grzeca is a prolific printer and painter living in Chicago and for the month of June we’ll be showcasing a variety of his prints in Inkling’s gallery space. His professional portfolio includes gig posters for The Black Keys, The Decemberists, Phish, Iron and Wine and so much more! His entire collection can be viewed on www.dangrzeca.com
Opening reception Friday, June 1st from 6 to 10
Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago
It’s also Inkling’s 2nd anniversary! Come in and see new goods and the shop’s new look. To celebrate our anniversary we’ll be having a raffle, giving away some of our favorite local art. We’ll also provide tasty treats and drinks.
Inkling’s May gallery showcase “The CTA Experience” by Chicago street artist Nice-One. It’s a journey to the end of the line on every line; a collection of paintings, photographs, mix media inspired by riding on Chicago’s CTA.
Here’s more information on the artist and his artform:
Graffiti. There, I said it. Graffiti: that dirty word, that nasty concept. That simple term that good, law-abiding citizens use to describe a crime that has been committed. And for the majority of our society, that’s what graffiti is. A crime.
About the artist:
Emmy Star Brown is a Chicago based artist, best recognized for her expressive paintings on salvaged glass windows. Her painted glassware, tattoo art, and vinyl laptop decals reflect her same stylistic approach, as all designs are created freehand. Her combination of vintage frames with contemporary design make for a unique contrast, creating eco-friendly artwork adaptable to any environment. All designs reflect the artist’s love for type, pattern, movement and modern design.
Over the past three years, Brown has resurrected more than 300 glass windows from the streets and alleys of Chicago. Among these treasures, she has also repurposed bundles of wood scraps, shelving, and old flooring, bringing a second life to them. Although her designs appear seamless, no stencils or templates are ever used.