ARTISTS | FRANK CONNET + TED STANUGA + DOUG STAPLETON
King Art Collective and Matthew Rachman Gallery are pleased to announce B R I N K, an exhibition featuring a wide range of works by artists Frank Connet, Ted Stanuga and Doug Stapleton.
Inspired by the artists’ surroundings and pedagogic experience, the exhibition will feature works in a variety of mediums: the sculptures of Frank Connet; the gesturally abstract paintings on both handmade paper and canvas of Ted Stanuga; and the historically satiric collage work of Doug Stapleton. The exhibition will run April 10 - May 10, 2015, with an opening reception Friday, April 10th from 6 - 9 at which all artists will be in attendance.
About Frank Connet: Chicago based artist Frank Connet’s work is inspired by a wide and disparate range of natural phenomenon and urban surroundings. His roots in traditional indigo dyeing and textile study bear influence in his sculptural works. Connet earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work is included in numerous public and private collections.
About Ted Stanuga: Ted Stanuga works in oil intuitively allowing the images to emerge over time. He moved to Chicago from San Diego/Montana in 1973 to attend SAIC and has shown at the Brooklyn Art Museum Print Biennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Dart Gallery, Karen Lennox Gallery, and Lanon Cole in Chicago.
About Doug Stapleton: Doug Stapleton is Assistant Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, and an adjunct faculty in the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College. Stapleton's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at both the Chicago Cultural Center and the Loyola University Museum of Art. He received his MFA from SAIC in 1989, and a BA in Anthropology from University of Delaware with a minor in Art History and Ceramics.
About King Art Collective was created in 2009 in collaboration with local Chicago artists, and specializes in art curation, consultation and installation in private and corporate collections throughout the US.
About Matthew Rachman Gallery: Matthew Rachman Gallery features a carefully curated collection of urban contemporary art and Mid-Century Modern furniture.