Art in Alternative Spaces

presents

ECO-ART

Art made from Recycled Materials & Found Objects

Artists Include:

Helena Engel, Deb Flagel, James Paradiso, Karen Rechtschaffen, Julie Wishmeyer

& More!Apollo Theater, 2540 North Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Helena Engel

Helena explores three-dimensionality in her work on a flat surface by using texture.   She collects pieces of disposable objects and materials, mainly made of plastic, cardboard, metal and paper.    She recycles these materials into her paintings as a reminder of the waste and pollution that surrounds us.   Although she recycles this waste in a creative way, she warns us about the danger of going too artificial and overusing unnecessary objects and energy for the sake of comfort. 

Untitled

Paper, Cardboard, paint

10 x 22"

 

 THIS PIECE OF ART BY DEB FLAGEL WAS STOLEN FROM THE APOLLO THEATRE LOBBY ON 10/24/08

A POLICE REPORT HAS BEEN FILED.   IF YOU SEE IT ANYWHERE, PLEASE PHONE IMMEDIATELY

Five

Acrylic, old license plates, antique square nails on board

30" X 30" x 2" deep

 

James Paradiso

James is an educational consultant and Professor Emeritus in the Business Management Program at a local college.   James is a self-taught artist and uses reclaimed/recycled materials to create his art.  

Book Worm

Audio cassettes, CDs, a book, eye glasses, and cables.

19"H x 22"W 

 Tracks

wooden skid (pallet), stain, and house paint

10.5"H x 37"W

Time

cCopy paper, wood, and house paint

17"H x 28" W.

Dunham #2

Mixed Media (Wood, Stain, Enamel)

24 x 24"

Cabaret

Mixed Media (Wood, Stain, Enamel)

24 x 24"

 

 

Karen Rechtschaffen

"I am a self-taught artist who began painting upon retirement from a career in social work and advocacy.  I originally started painting to entertain myself.   I see my work as highly accessible.   For some it will be the colors that compel the eye to look more deeply; for others the intricate designs or narrative will be the reason to look further.   Part of my creative process is to locate discarded items.  Whether I find the item at a garage sale, thrift store or abandoned in the street, I know that every piece has a story.   My challenge is to rework these items to have a new tale, often with a written message and a piece of my own interpretation of the past, the present or the future."

Retablo to the Future

Found Objects, Acrylic

14-1/2 x 11-1/2"

Perilous Times

Scavaged wood, bottle caps and acrylic

6-1/2 x 10-1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

No Future

Found Objects, Mixed Media

30 x 7"

 

Julie Wishmeyer

Inspired by art of diverse cultures, icons, and contemporary culture, Wishmeyer's work uses daring expression and bold design. "With toy-like exuberance and handmade appeal of outsider art,"  Wishmeyer explains, "my work is a synthesis of cultures, mediums, functions and ever evolving creativity. I live the life of an artist. A process of self discovery."

 

Great Spirit

Woods, Shells, Glass, Clay

30" x 17" x  8"

Masai

Woods, Shells, Glass, Clay

20" x 16" x  4"

Dancers

Mixed Media (detail)

28 1/2 x 23 1/2"


Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.     This project is sponsored in part by the Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs Program I grant, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

               


For more information or to purchase artwork, please contact:

Anatomically Correct

info@anatomicallycorrect.org