Angela McElwain & Sheryl Nieman
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 10 | 2 – 4 PM
Exhibition: March 1 to March 28
Angela A. McElwain is a multi-media artist whose studio is in Chicago. Her media includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and, recently, graphic novels. She was an Artist in Residence in Chicago when she created and installed a series of interior murals for the Logan Square Library. The selected work is from Angela McElwain’s NAL (Not A Landscape) Series. The work is drawn from real places which are then reimagined with color, texture, and atmosphere creating a sensation, mood or energy. No landscape exists here except for the one implied in the imagination.
Sheryl Nieman is a painter working in oils and acrylics. Her canvases are chosen to compliment the story being told and have varied from linen, muslin, board, and glass to walls, ceilings, floors, and objects. Her current style of painting has an obvious division of space, no longer a dash or a dot but a fragmentation using line and flow to divide areas of color. The effects of color and light are examined and explored to create the appropriate mood of the story.