Born out of the need for a liaison between artist and collector, Daniel Kinkade Fine Art provides professional and legendary art consultation services for interior designers, architects, facility managers and private collectors on an international scale.
Their offerings include fine art, prints, limited editions, commissioned works, corporate signage, sculpture and custom designer framing. All of their advisors hold degrees in interior design and art history. They have been in business for over a decade and collaborate on projects worldwide with a network of hundreds of global artists.
Daniel and his team do amazing work and we couldn’t be more proud to have them as our presenting sponsor of the 8th Annual RNDD Fall Gallery Walk!
The River North Design District proudly announces this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on September 8. The walk is comprised of 19 locations with special events throughout River North, featuring 26 artists and 17 designer vignettes. The Gallery Walk’s philanthropic partner is DIFFA Chicago, which will receive a portion of the proceeds.
The walk is free and open to the public except for the opening night afterparty. Showrooms will have extended hours on September 8 and will offer food and libations (details below). The vignettes will be on display until October 10.
Meet a Few of Daniel’s Artists that will be on Display at the RNDD Fall Gallery Walk on September 8th
Lynn Basa’s ceramic sculptures exist in a parallel reality where pre-humans were much more advanced than previously thought. The evidence is in these fossilized specimens that show the mark of the human hand. What looks at first glance like a rock is a primitive jar; the interior of a geode reveals that it was thrown on a wheel; the indents on a lump of petrified clay are actually fingerprints. With these objects, Basa binds the ancient material of clay with our primal origins.
See more of Lynn Basa’s work at this year’s Gallery Walk! Her work will be featured in a vignette designed by Metro Design Build on display at Kohler Signature Store by Studio41, located at 322 W. Hubbard St. Visit them from 5-8pm on Friday, September 8th to celebrate decades of design. Metro Design Build’s interior designers will transform the showroom into your favorite decades, showcasing sculptures by Basa. Enjoy petite bites, signature cocktails and nostalgic tines from the last few decades.
Jason Trotter’s paintings are an exploration of contrast and balance. He employs a hard-edge painting technique that produces sharp lines with abrupt transitions between color areas. He chooses colors intuitively and his compositions are inspired by lines and forms observed in daily life. Trotter works on a flat surface, first executing the process of taping off shapes then building up several layers of paint with a brush before applying the final layer with a palette knife for ample texture.
Trotter’s current work focuses on triptychs that are assembled and framed as one piece. He was drawn to this multi-canvas approach because it allows for a more dynamic effect: the correlation from panel to panel allows simple shapes to unite, resulting in non-representational compositions that make a singular, eye-catching statement. This is intended to evoke an instinctual, physical reaction that uplifts or inspires. From social media to 24-hour news cycles, we are all enveloped in a constant bombardment of thoughts, ideas, opinions, and information that mostly add anxiety to our already stressful modern lives. Rather than perpetuate this by incorporating a social or political message, Trotter’s work offers an escape.
See more of Jason Trotter’s work at this year’s Gallery Walk! His work, along with the work fo Joan Lurie, will be featured in a vignette designed by Kadlec Architecture + Design on display at O’Brien Harris, located at 501 N. Wells St. Visit them from 5-8pm on Friday, September 8th and explore the poetic forms of Joan Lurie’s colorful ceramic vessels and Jason Trotter’s sharp-edge paintings while you enjoy handcrafted appetizers and drinks in a festive atmosphere. Come see why the party always ends up in the kitchen!
For years Dorothy Hughes was involved in creating woven sculpture in her studio and teaching in the Fiber Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL, and the Wolverhampton College of Art and Design in England. At the present time, she teaches clay classes for Art Scape Chicago, Harold Washington College and the studio work continues to be a balance of clay, mixed media and fiber.
Hughes’ early work in ceramics while studying at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and the University of Illinois at Champaign was more a conservative approach in wheel thrown forms. Currently the work in clay is hand built and more sculptural.
The mixed media work is a blend of plaster, wood, ceramic, acrylic paint, etc. Unlike the approach to clay and fiber, it allows for the suggestion of storytelling. And the woven fiber sculpture is completely abstract in form and is primarily influenced by the harmony and contrasts found in our natural environment.
See more of Dorothy Hughes work at this year’s Gallery Walk! Her work, along with the work of Allison Svoboda, will be featured in a vignette designed by Goesling Group on display at Molteni&C, located at 311 W. Superior St. Visit them from 5-8pm on Friday, September 8th. Don’t look, touch. Indulge in tactile temptation at the Molteni&C showroom. Immerse yourself in nuanced design, intricate art, and cuisine. Discover hidden details that can’t be experienced online.
Learn more about Daniel Kinkade Fine Art and the incredible artists he represents here: danielkinkade.com