Jacob Crose, Chris Holmes, Vaughnda Johnson
Opening reception Sat. July 9th 3pm – 8pm
Exhibition continues through Sat July 30th by appointment
What It Is, is pleased to present Part Wolf an exhibition featuring paintings by three Chicago based artists, Jacon Crose, Chris Holmes and Vaughnda Johnson. Although some years apart they all attended and studied art at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Where they acquired a collective taste for Goldschläger. They are art misfits who stubbornly still make art that is their version of the world by exploring the beauty of the banal and creating a narrative from this perspective.
Bored and lazy
These are my drawings
The very best of Jacob Crose
Chris Holmes used to live in Berwyn but now he’s back in the city.
Vaughnda Johnson lives and works in Chicago IL. The city dweller’s daily background is filled with strangers walking to work, sleeping on trains, site-seeing, etc. She explores the private drama of this public through the interplay of light and shadow, saturated colors and gestural line. To highlight the familiarity of this everyday dynamic, she reduces the environment and employ painterly abstractions. She is not as cool as Jacob. http://vaughnda.com/