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Gaia’s Chicago Wrap-up

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Gaia finished his recent double solo show in Chicago with Maxwell Colette and Pawn Works, entitled Resplendent Semblance. One deviation we’ve seen is a greater concentration on the painting and fine art aspect of these street to gallery pieces, stepping away slightly from his more isolated figures and compositions to more expansive backgrounds, colors and strong tonal and realistic subject matters. From seeing Gaia’s progression over the past couple of years he’s really been expanding his repertoire and subject matter. So sick.

source: Gaia

source: Gaia

These are shots from the State and Adams Installation. A slight variation on the rabbit lion is going to be featured in run of prints for sale.

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I remember that lion that Gaia did at the Monseratt House in DC last fall; the colors are vivid but not overly saturated. This guy has skill behind the can and the brush.

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source: Gaia

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Bombing the street as a run-up to the actual shows. Gaia was just in DC last week for a panel discussion at Irvine Contemporary, one that we unfortunately missed due to a combination of laziness and raininess. Never again.

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Gaia in Chicago: Resplendent Semblance

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Baltimore native Gaia will be ending the month with a show at Maxwell Collette Gallery in Chicago. From the press release:

Pawn Works and Maxwell Colette Gallery have joined forces to bring internationally lauded contemporary artists to Chicago, who are known for their involvement in the Street Art movement. The first of these joint ventures, GAIA: Resplendent Semblance, launches this month with a series of projects showcasing the artist Gaia. The events will include a show of new, large scale paintings and decollage on wood art works at Maxwell Colette Gallery, a site specific installation and show featuring additional pieces at the Pawn Works space and a massive window installation at State Street and Adams presented in conjunction with The Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop Up Art Loop initiative.

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Do not sleep on this show if you’re in the area. Not only does Andrew blast the surrounding areas with sketch and painting inspired iconographic wheatpastes, this show is sure to be off the chain. Good luck man!

March 25th – May 7, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 25th 2011 / 6 – 9pm