March 8th through March 29th
Opening March 8th 6-9pm
Gallery19 is excited to be presenting a solo exhibition of new work by Max Sansing. follow us on social media as we track Max's progress on his first solo exhibition in Chicago.
Max Sansing is a Chicago-based fine artist and one of the city’s most prolific and talented muralists. His distinct aesthetic fuses the color-drenched dynamism of street art with the technical elegance of photorealism. Born and raised on the South Side by two artistic parents, Sansing discovered his passion and creative gift at an early age. During his youth he was involved with several graffiti crews and taught himself oil painting before completing formal training at the American Academy of Art. In addition to his studio practice, Sansing is frequently commissioned to create large-scale murals and experiential installations across the country. He is deeply committed to supporting his Chicago community and is involved with numerous youth programs that expand arts opportunities in under-served areas. His work has been featured in gallery shows and special events in Chicago, New York, and Miami among others.
Artwork by Max Sansing
April 5th through April 26th 2019
Opening/Artist Talk April 5th from 6-9pm
Gallery19 is excited to be presenting a solo exhibition of Gallery19 artist Roger Boulay new series about Military sites.
These photographs were all made at former US military sites. My interest in these places stems from questions about how place can contain memory. The notion of a palimpsest –the site of a text erased and then written over again, while traces of the previous text still remain– is central to my work. In searching for this metaphor in locations in Minnesota and other states, I have found that there are many more former military sites than we might realize. The military's history and presence is woven into our cultural fabric in many strands that are only partially visible.
Several abandoned house interiors in this series were made at a former radar base in Finland, Minnesota that is an environmental disaster because of chemicals used to clean equipment when the base was operational. The images contain remnants of a particular family's taste and lifestyle. It is ironic that at a former military site, an institution that demanded extreme conformity, structures still bear markers of individuality and identity.