FIRST FRIDAY – June 7th: Opening for “Chromatic Chicago” by Carla Markwart

Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Exhibit runs May 31st – June 28th

Carla Markwart

Artist Statement:

“Both my parents were artists and my father’s paintings of Chicago were always part of my life. In the last several years, I decided to try to paint my version of the city I was born in. These paintings have evolved from simplified geometry to more naturalistic imagery. Each painting suggests the next. I don’t think I will ever lose my fascination for the subject or for the way it brings me closer to my late father.”

Biography:

Carla came to Galesburg in the summer of 1995 to participate in the 2 month Studios Midwest Art Residency. She wound up moving there in 1996, marrying and raising a son. Now that her son is in college, she has more studio time and the freedom to develop ideas she has thought about for a long time. Her interest in architecture goes through all her work as she looks back. Carla has decided, “It’s my subject and I’m sticking with it!”