This group exhibition explores the idea of collaboration in art making through multiple creative interpretations varying from traditional collaborations to audience-activated works. The participating artists include: Fike and Harris, Hannah Givler, Miller and Shellabarger, Peter Reese, and Tatiãna.
Tangents & Tangles
A Fine Line
A Fine Line
03/20/2015 - 04/10/2015
Opening Reception Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00-9:00 P.M.
A Fine Line is a group show about artists who straddle the space between graphic illustration and fine art and flirt with the inherent hierarchy of that dynamic. Some of the artists in this show lean toward the cartoon and comic while others a more diagrammatic stylization. All of the work is representational and often directly includes the human figure, it's parts, or an allusion as a way to generate emotive content.
Featuring works by: Jazzmyn Barbosa, Michael Bernhardt, Molly Bounds, Donald Fodness, Mary Lou Novak, Nate Otto, Daisy McConnel, Larry Bob Phillips, Monica Rameirez,
The Longest Distance Between Two Places
Feb 20 - Mar 16, 2015
As individuals, we each inhabit a very specific physical and emotional world. As humans, we have complex languages that we use to communicate across these landscapes, but distance and disruption often prevent our worlds from overlapping. Throughout our lives, we search for people who might inhabit similar landscapes, or who may be willing to share and understand our personal world. It is a rare and wonderful thing when a landscape can be shared between two people.
In this exhibition, artist pairs who desire to connect with each other across a distance, create mirroring artworks. Using the visual format of a circle and addressing the theme of communication across physical and emotional landscapes, each pair creates two artworks that serve a "portal" to reach the other. The painters, sculptors and photographers in this exhibition approach this project with a range of materials, visual styles, and personal philosophies.
"I didn't go to the Moon, I went much further: For Time Is the Longest Distance Between Two Places" - from The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
I would never stand there ever
Jan 16 - Feb 18, 2015
"I would never stand there ever" examines how fear and desire shape our relationship to nature. In works by Karin Davis, Summer Ventis, and Dan Cheek, this conflict reveals itself through bridges, barriers, and simulations. The natural becomes strange as we attempt to contain it, to mitigate our contact with it, or to contain ourselves within it.
Dashing & Crashing
Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015
The next show at Hyperlink Gallery, Dashing and Crashing, which consists of work by juried and preselected artists,opens the third weekend of November, just a few days before Thanksgiving weekend. Each year the ridiculousness surrounding the insanity of holidays seems to out do the year before. The theme of this show draws from the madness of holiday shopping, the over indulgence at family gatherings, and every crazy moment in between.
Pink Days & Blue Days
Oct 17 - Nov 12, 2014
Join us next Friday for Hyperlink's October exhibition, Pink Days and Blue Days featuring work by artists Theresa Anderson, Amber Cobb, Sandra Fettingis and Laura Shill. Pink Days and Blue Days borrows its title from a 1997 Louise Bourgeious assemblage and references interdisciplinary approaches to art-making as a survival tactic that allows artistic careers to have longevity in the face of uncertainty. Each artist in this exhibition explores form through material but in varied and ever changing ways.
Sep 19 - Oct 22, 2014
Hyperlink announces artist Xi Zhang for Samples, his first official solo exhibition at the gallery. Samples connects six of Xi Zhang's ongoing bodies of work, ones that reflect on hyperrealisim, nihilism and existentialism, the undertones for his current practice. Born in 1984 in Kaifeng, China, Xi Zhang has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge in Colorado, where he began sharing his paintings in 2004. This exhibition is his first solo effort in Chicago since last year's elaborate undertaking "21st Century DNA," presented by the City of Denver in conjunction with Plus Gallery at the McNichols Civic Center Building, following his selection by the Denver Biennial of the Americas to represent the United States at the URRA artist residency program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Aug 15 - Sep 17, 2014
Certain elements within a romantic relationship aid a couple in bonding. Different couples use different elements. What happens when the connecting feature is art making?
Hyperlink is excited to present Couple Things, which takes a snap shot of artist couples who work together with visual creativity. The artist couples are represented by showing each individual's work as well as the couple's collaborative work. By showing the couple's collaborative work alongside their individual works, the viewers get a glimpse of their new artistic identity, as a pair. The show also demonstrates how art can be a tool for partners to unify and grow together.
Participating artist couples are Amber Cobb and Jason Below, Kathryn Wingard and Xi Zhang, Shaun C. Gibson and Myriam Gibson, Matt Weedman and Annie Strader, Thomas Scharfenberg and Emily Moyer.
React, Reshape, Alter, Affect
July 18 - August 12, 2014
Colorado, Chicago, and Milwaukee Based Artists Interact with Visual Dialogue
Xi Zhang and Kathryn Wingard start Hyperlink's 2014/15 season with React, Reshape, Alter, Affect. Curated by Xi Zhang, this show will be an artistic investigation, featuring work by Kathryn Wingard and guest Chicago and Milwaukee based artists, which looks into how one image affects another.
June 20 - July 16, 2014
Hyperlink's debut show! The drafts have been drawn, and the models have been built. The physical space Hyperlink uses as a gallery is still being modified. "Under Construction" is a casual introduction to our space, still a work in progress, as we prepare to officially launch next month. The show offers a glimpse of what is to come, with sample pieces by the ten artists who are working together to create this new exhibition space that reaches out to bridge the gap between art communities in various cities.