On view at Roots and Culture in Chicago are two solo exhibitions that opened yesterday, October 18th. Roots and Culture is a great non-profit and is dedicated to supporting the artistic community of the Chicago area. Find time to visit their space and checkout their current shows, “Dream Feeder” and “Dream House”.
Rusty Shackleford’s exhibition, “Dream Feeder” is composed of a new series of prints, paintings and arrangements. Inspired by the dated grain and colors of found images, Shackleford uses pages from books and magazines as backgrounds for his recent scanner-based experiments with color, light, paint and discard.
“Dream House” is an exhibition of Katie Torn’s hyperrealistic digital prints and video work. Torn’s work employs 3D computer software used for Hollywood films and commercials to create virtual sculptures that reflect her observations on American consumerism, technology, and its impact on the body. Inspired by Cubism and Futurism, art movements that strived to find new ways to express life in the industrial age, Torn’s use of digital technologies channels life in an age where interacting in a virtual space is an everyday activity.