Special Exhibits

Main Gallery

Klärobskyr
Photography Exhibit by Ludvig Peres

Exhibit opens, Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m.
Gallery Walk, Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m.
Start with Art, Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Exhibit closes, Sunday, June 23, 4 p.m.

Klärobskyr is the Swedish word for the Italian Renaissance style of painting chiaroscuro, which translates to a combination of the words light and dark. The Swedish word, however, translates to the combination of the words clear and obscure. I play with the meaning of these words, while at the same time giving a small glimpse into the big fascination Swedes seem to have with America and the American culture. Born in 1993 in Borlänge, Sweden, Ludvig Perés currently lives in Chicago where he is in his third year of photographic studies at Columbia College Chicago. In the fall of 2018 his work was featured in the exhibition “Fotografiska Talent 2018” at the Swedish Museum of Photography. Ludvig’s work explores the powerful relationships between shadow and light, specifically the metaphorical aspects that play upon our unconscious psyches.


Raoul Wallenberg Gallery

The Pull of the Sea
By Leon Lundmark

Exhibit opens, Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.
Gallery walk and Concert, Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m.
Exhibit closes, Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m.

The paintings of Leon Lundmark (1875-1942) capture the greatness of the sea by balancing the interaction between wind and gravity with the water’s surface. Like the waters he painted, Lundmark’s life was also a mix of tranquility and turbulence. After emigrating from Sweden to Illinois in the early 1900s, Lundmark nearly died in an accident that left him with lifelong health effects. His agent suggested this struggle to survive and thrive, along with his Scandinavian heritage, inspired his lifelong love of the sea. In a poem Lundmark wrote to a friend, he described the sea’s many moods, which are reflected in his paintings and help us see what continually pulled him back to the seashore.

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