FIRECAT PRojects Exhibition

In 2015, I had my first official solo gallery show in Chicago: This Must Be The Place – Cityscapes by Kevin Swallow. July 24 – August 22, 2015 at Firecat Projects in Bucktown. The show was comprised of cityscape paintings featuring elevated train tracks, steel bridges, industrial era buildings, and the rooftop water tanks that dot the skyline. “Rooftop water tanks are a unique architectural element in our cities – especially in Chicago and New York. They are a link to our industrial past and a disappearing element of the skyline. Because these structures are vanishing, I photograph them and then make paintings based on those images.”

Click the images to view full size. Photography by Mariah Karson