RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 1

Due to great success, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday September 8th, 2017.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is open to the public and free with the exception of two special events.

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings with artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event until 9pm.  The works will be exhibited until October 8th.

We have some really amazing partnerships in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Rubem Robierb on Exhibit at Lightology for VIP Kickoff Party


215 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

This year’s line up begins with a VIP kickoff featuring new works by artist Rubem Robierb curated by Kasia Kay Art Projects at Lightology at 5:00pm. Tickets are $25/each, and space is limited, so get yours now!.

Rubem Robierb creates multi-media artworks that involve photography, silkscreen, painting and sculpture.  This recent work explores the fragility of life by contrasting the innocence and beauty of butterflies and flowers with symbols of violence. This contrast serves as a metaphor on fragility of life, and at the same time invites criticism of war and destruction. His work has shown internationally in solo and group gallery exhibitions, as well as at various international art fairs, either with Kasia Kay Art Projects or his other dealers in Europe. Robierb is represented by Kasia Kay Art Projects.

Mitchell Channon Design featuring 
Sebastian Domino on Exhibit at Moderne Living


230 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Working primarily with acrylic, Sebastian Domino emphasizes imaginative organic shapes. Born in Rzeszow, Poland, he studied linguistics at Cracow’s Jagiellonian University. As a part of scholarship, he spent a year in Budapest, Hungary, the most beautiful, decadent city full of artists. He currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
Sebastian Domino’s paintings are primitive, energetic and violent pictures, the sheer force of his markings and scrapings creating an intense power on the canvas as if he’s exorcising his demons, seeking to express an uncontainable rage, a primordial force through which painting is a mere conduit, a release. These are immediate paintings, there is no room for quiet reflection or meditation rather they grab you and transfix you with their deep earthly colors and primitive motifs, his simple geometric shapes evoking cave wall paintings, sculptures of fertility gods from ancient civilizations, a message from an ancient alien life form that once visited our planet and predicated a future of perpetual war, revolt and discord.

Mitchell Channon Design is a residential interior design firm dedicated to elevating style to the level of art. Though they’ve adapted and grown as the world has changed, the award-winning quality of their work and the strength of their reputation remain consistent. They stand out not for a signature style, but for their range. Each design tells a different story — your story. They are as drawn to difference in their clients as they are to the stunning variations of nature.

Randy Heller Pure & Simple Interior Design featuring 
Janet Trierweiler on Exhibit at Jesse Chicago/Home Element

Jesse RNDD logo

745 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654

Janet Trierweiler: The unfolding of this work records the intervals of both artistic and spiritual growth. It articulates a symbolic understanding and reflection on the relationship between material and immaterial. The process is initiated through a series of intentional steps. These steps maintain intense focus creating conscious awareness, thus the paintings are not depictions but rather physical manifestations of spiritual energy harnessed through practice and discipline within the realm of nature makes visible the moment, it’s many aspects and beautiful subtleties.

Since the beginning of her career in the design world in 2001, Randy Heller has been known for mixing classic design styles with contemporary elements in order to create unique and luxurious spaces for her clientele. After specializing in kitchen and bath design, Heller took a leap of faith and studied under celebrity designer, Kelly Hoppen, in the U.K to acquire a full scope of interior design and architecture principals.

Matthew Lew Paints Live with Wine along with Exhibition at Glenview Haus


520 West Erie St. Chicago, IL 60654

Matthew Lew: Painter, photographer, mixed media artist, Matthew Lew creates original artwork that is marked by bold individuality with subtle references to the fluidity of life. His diverse body of work suggests that art is life itself and ultimately contributes to one’s place in the world. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Lew completed his art education in San Sebastian, Spain and since has relocated to Chicago.

While his heart is rooted firmly in Chicago, Lew possesses a traveler’s spirit. He is inspired by influences from all corners of the globe and translates them into a mixed media approach that features photography, oil, acrylic and, at times, unique sources from around the world including water, wine and champagne – integrating these elements into his original work. Lew’s multifaceted visual language speaks to the constant change that he sees in an ever-evolving contemporary world. His diverse body of work supports his belief that art comes in many forms and should be accessible to all.

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview!

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