Interesting openings on Friday night (April 17th) on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.
Dave Jordano is having a book signing for his work on Articles of Faith. I blogged about his work earlier and heard him speak last week. Would love to visit some of the churches in his photographs.
Entrance ~ Dave Jordano
Eleanor Spiess Ferris's opening is in the next gallery, Sorrows of Swans. Her paintings are fantastic, dreamy and surreal. Would love to more fully inhabit her world as the magical qualities in her work are so appealing. I first got to know Eleanor at the Evanston Art Center where I took several of her drawing/painting classes. She is a great person and a wonderful teacher. I would whole heartedly recommend taking a class of hers if you ever have the opportunity. Even better yet, buy a painting!
And the third opening just steps away is Jed Fielding's portraits of blind people from Mexico City. The work is haunting and disturbing. I think he is having a book signing too.
Look at Me ~ Jed Fielding