Artist Talk with Jennifer Cronin. As part of Dreaming in the Doldrums Solo Exhibition by Jennifer Cronin
33 Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a lively conversation with Chicago based artist Jennifer Cronin.
Time passes. Days come and go. At some point, routine can creep in, grabbing a tight hold of our lives. And as time ticks by, sometimes it can seem as though we are not moving. As if everything is frozen, motionless and entangled in a humdrum existence.
It can be difficult to remain interested, excited, engaged, and true to oneself amidst the backdrop of routine. Dreaming in the Doldrums is about personal fantasy and escape amidst everyday experience. It is a reimagining of everyday life into something more playful, dramatic, and true.
In many of these paintings, the figure struggles to make sense of the outside world and its inconsistencies, with painterly abstractions illustrating an estranged, complicated, and sometimes humorous relationship with the environment. The paintings entitled Customer Service reflect the beauty of our dreams and aspirations, and the relentless hope and optimism that we all hold amidst setbacks and frustrations. These images juxtapose worn-down service workers with images that represent thoughts, escapes, fantasies, or illustrations of who they are and what actually matters to them. These portraits put the customer service worker on a pedestal that unfortunately isn’t often there in real life, transforming the hardened service worker into a cherished object and showing that there is often more than meets the eye. It is about the beauty that exists in the human mind, and the persistence of the human spirit.
About 33 Contemporary Gallery
33 Contemporary Gallery is a Chicago-based fine arts gallery with over seven years of continuous exhibitions. Our purpose is to represent, promote and facilitate collaborations through the gallery, online presence, mobile media and to provide our clientele (experienced and novice) with a fine selection of art works. We represent local, national and international emerging and established artists working in various media.
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Type of Event: Art Talk
Exhibitions Dates: MAY 17 to JUNE 15, 2013
EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2013
Time: 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: 33 Contemporary Gallery. Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60609
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Contact: 708-837-4534 (Sergio Gomez)