Join us at Inkling on Friday March 1st from 6 to 10 for an opening reception.
2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago
Inkling is pleased to present to you our next gallery showcase, a series of whimsical ‘hunting trophies’ by local artist Ben Rumback. The ‘trophies’ are hand cut and sanded from 1/4 inch birch and lovingly hand painted. All of the trophies come mounted on plaques that were also hand made by Ben. Many of the plaques have been wrapped in gold or silver leaf, and some are painted. The trophies are light and hang easily on a nail, and range in size from the very small (mouse) to the moderately large (a very fierce dinosaur). These illustrative sculptures are fit to adorn the walls of any brave hunter, be they children or grown folks with an appreciation for whimsy. A select few from the previous collection ‘Embroidustrations from a Wild Imagination’ will also be on display. These ‘soft sculptures’ are illustrations composed of cut felt, designed and completely hand sewn by the artist.For more info about the artist and his work visit:www.benrumback.com

Join us at Inkling on Friday March 1st from 6 to 10 for an opening reception.

2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago

Inkling is pleased to present to you our next gallery showcase, a series of whimsical ‘hunting trophies’ by local artist Ben Rumback. The ‘trophies’ are hand cut and sanded from 1/4 inch birch and lovingly hand painted. All of the trophies come mounted on plaques that were also hand made by Ben. Many of the plaques have been wrapped in gold or silver leaf, and some are painted. The trophies are light and hang easily on a nail, and range in size from the very small (mouse) to the moderately large (a very fierce dinosaur). These illustrative sculptures are fit to adorn the walls of any brave hunter, be they children or grown folks with an appreciation for whimsy. 

A select few from the previous collection ‘Embroidustrations from a Wild Imagination’ will also be on display. These ‘soft sculptures’ are illustrations composed of cut felt, designed and completely hand sewn by the artist.

For more info about the artist and his work visit:
www.benrumback.com


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. www.owlyshadowpuppets.com

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. 
www.owlyshadowpuppets.com

Join us at Inkling for an opening reception on Friday, October 5th, 6 to 10.

2917 1/2 North Broadway St., Chicago

These Strange Beasts and other works by Sean Dove.

Influenced by Godzilla and other Japanese monster films, “These Strange Beasts” is both a collection of misunderstood monsters captured in screen prints, and an overview of Sean’s last year of poster making: an eclectic mix of posters influenced by or directly illustrating various video games, films and comics.

About the artitst:

Sean Dove lives and works in Chicago, where he runs his one-man design studio And Thank You For Flying. He makes humorous, retro-inspired images with bold, solid shapes and smart colors. His work has been exhibited at galleries around the United States, including New York and Los Angeles’ Gallery 1988, as well as publications such as Strange Kids Club Comix Magazine, G.I. Joe, and Lloyd Kaufman Presents: The Toxic Avenger And Other Tromatic Tales. He also self publishes his comic series Fried Rice, a collection of short comic works. He enjoys walking to work, the middle seat at the theater, and plaid shirts.
Inkling happily presents to you…
The Little Friends of Printmaking gallery showcase
Opening reception: Friday, July 6th, 6 to 10pm @ Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago


You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com

Inkling happily presents to you…

The Little Friends of Printmaking gallery showcase

Opening reception: Friday, July 6th, 6 to 10pm @ Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago

You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.

www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com


We happily present to you The Little Friends of Printmaking, Inkling’s July gallery showcase. Join us for First Fridays, opening reception on July 6th, 6 to 10 at Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago.
You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.
www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com

We happily present to you The Little Friends of Printmaking, Inkling’s July gallery showcase. Join us for First Fridays, opening reception on July 6th, 6 to 10 at Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago.

You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.

www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com