If we've been uncharacteristically quiet as of late, it's only because we've been super busy gearing up for a bunch of new shows and preparing to move the gallery to a new 1800 sq/ft storefront in Ukrainian Village. We'll unveil our vicious new installation space on October 22nd, presenting the first-ever solo show from Chicago- native Donʼt Fret. With distinctive visual style and dry humor Donʼt Fret juxtaposes old and new, then and now, to create light-hearted space and time in which nothing really fits and everything seems absurd.
MAN...THE TIMES...MAN will showcase the hand painted, life-sized paste-up characters Donʼt Fret is best known for, and that have graced walls from Chicago to San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Munich, Prague and Salzberg. In addition the show will feature seldom seen smaller scale works. Portraits, witticisms, musings and sentiments are all presented within the context of a hand-crafted, multi-cultural melange of detritus. Alongside these unique works, Donʼt Fret will be releasing a series of hand-finished, limited-edition prints.
Maxwell Colette Gallery will host an opening reception for MAN...THE TIMES...MAN on Saturday October 22nd, from 6pm - 9pm at our new space located at 908 N. Ashland Ave. Come by for beverages and swag and peep the new joint. See you there!