Two Worlds. New paintings by Mark Zlotkowski

November 21 to December 31, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, November 21st 7-10PM

In one world is an architectural landscape.
Trompe l'oeil elements are found inside of semi- abstract landscapes. Remnants of weathered doorways and battered walls stoically reflect the tumultuous skies and rising tides that exist beyond them.

In the other world is a garden.
Flowers sit quietly in the darkness illuminating energy and sunlight from within. These individual portraits are meditative despite their complicated structures.  

Between the two worlds is a transitional place, one in wshich sunflowers symbolically push through thick layers of paint, fighting with the sky as their leaves wrestle with the sunlight.

About the Artist

Mark Zlotkowski is a Chicago-based artist, exhibiting at galleries and museums domestically and internationally. For more than 20 years, Zlotkowski has taught painting, drawing and printmaking at DePaul University. He received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from The University of Illinois (Champaign–Urbana) and his MFA from Northwestern University. Mark lives on the North Side of Chicago where he enjoys gardening and spending time with his two daughters.

Opening: Friday, October 17, 2014

7 pm to 10 pm
33 Contemporary Gallery Showroom, Lower Level

German artist Petronilla Hohenwarter is a dedicated contemporary artist who has worked in the mediums of painting, drawing and digital work to communicate her view of the true Self to a global Community. Her work is highly energized, and is seen as a contemporary witness, it confirms – don’t think ~ just feel …

“Petronilla Hohenwarter’s work expresses a visual global language communicating strength, love, trust, loyalty, aliveness, awareness, energy, clarity, and vision. Values each one of us has within, and without. Her work is said to break down barriers. Some people call these barriers religions, philosophies, cultures or countries. Her work’s journey is to express the truth and authenticity each of us, as human beings possess. The colorful, emotional and pioneering ‘visual door openers’ found by studying Petronilla’s weighty catalogue of work lead us on an delightful expedition into our collective souls." - Stuart Jolley, Filmmaker, Vienna

Petronilla Hohenwarter’s residency at 33 Contemporary Gallery will culminate with a solo exhibition featuring the works created during her stay in Chicago. The solo project reflects Chicago Artists Month’s theme of Crossing Borders. This is the first time that Petronilla’s series LOVE and QUO VADIS are showing together in one venue. These two series portray a philosophical statement which embraces the moment, the here and now, without limitations. LOVE encourages the viewers to stop and reflect upon the real meaning of this word. It gives the viewer the momentum of freedom. QUO VADIS reflects on our society and its focus on consumption rather than meeting the spiritual needs of one’s self and others. It encourages its viewers to access their own perceptions of the world and reclaim their integrity. The exhibition will take place at 33 Contemporary Gallery’s located in the lower level of the Zhou B Art Center.





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