This Must Be The Place – Cityscapes by Kevin Swallow
Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen Ave., Chicago IL 60647
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 2015 – 7 to 10 p.m.
Exhibition runs: July 24 – August 22, 2015
Closing Reception & Gallery Talk with author Bill Savage: August 16, 2015 – 3 to 5 p.m. Savage, who teaches Chicago literature at Northwestern University and the Newberry Library, will discuss Accidental Beauties: the Aesthetics and Symbolism of Water Tanks (and Other Antiquated Infrastructure)
The exhibition is generously sponsored by Doug Sohn of HOT DOUG’S.
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Show promotional images:
On the Banks of Bubbly Creek, oil canvas, 36×60, 2015
In a Silent Way, oil on canvas, 24x48, 2014
Transit Skyline, oil on panel, 18x24, 2014
This Must Be The Place, oil on reclaimed wood door, 28.5x40.5, 2015
Swallow’s recent cityscape paintings feature 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.”