Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Jungle Boogie,” featuring abstract works by Chicago artists Ben Tinsley and Walter Fydryck. The gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, May 21 from 6 - 9 pm, at which both artists will be in attendance.
“Jungle Boogie” is a carefully curated collection of artwork that is saturated with a rhythm, funk, and soul that embraces color and celebrates life. It's a visual interpretation of those moments when the sun is about to rise - the clarity just before and after something truly epic crystallized eternally. The calm before, and after the storm. These works are meant to lead the viewer on a cultivated, ocular journey to places they’ve never been - and to experience the excitement and inception of the unknown.
Though decades apart in creation, themes of color, light and playfulness are seen throughout both artists’ works - all deeply rooted in the concept of form and movement. The notion of controlled chaos is one that Fydryck began experimenting with in the late 60’s (when these works were created), and a idea that is still being discovered in Tinsley’s contemporary artwork today.
The exhibition will run May 21 - July 10, 2016.