Ellen and I made our annual trip to Chicago to attend the VIP SOFA Show. Our VIP tickets come from artist (and good friend) Elis Gudmann from ten472 Gallery
I really like her latest works that combined charred wood with the etched metal…
Elisabett Gudmann is a Northern California based artist focused on creating works infused with color, texture, and form. While most widely recognized for her metal wall pieces, she is also an accomplished sculptor and often creates 3-dimensional works with her partner, Kirk H. Slaughter.
METAL WALL PIECES:
The complex and physically demanding process involves laboriously etching the metal to create detailed surface textures and imagery in relief. Unique and intricate patina colors are achieved by working with a variety of caustic chemicals, layering colors and often employing a reductive technique. Mostly conceptual in nature, her imagery evolves through layered complexity and evokes references to natural and man-made environments. Influences of abstract expressionism infuse her work, striking a balance between the abstract and the recognizable.
SOFA had a lot of interesting art:
This was completely done in those tiny seed beads!
These were glass objects!
and some “live art”
I alway enjoy the city of Chicago also and the Magnificent Mile was decked out in glorious fall decor
I find the architect and skyline of Chicago very picturesque.
And my all time favorite photo I took of Chicago skyline was a few years ago on a day the clouds hung so low the tops of buildings were obscured: