Saturday, August 22, 2009
2 Artists x 1 Painting = UBX 12 x 12 @ MCA
UBS 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work
Robert Davis / Michael Langlois
September 5-27, 2009
The Chicago artist duo, Robert Davis/Michael Langlois, have an unusual approach to painting: they share equal roles in developing ideas, choosing subjects, and creating the works. Robert Davis/ Michael Langlois debut a new series of paintings, Into the Void: the Ballad of The Martyr as Told by Ingres.
Three photo-realistic paintings and a wall painting feature subjects in a loose narrative that are united by the theme of martyrdom. The Into the Void subjects include the French Neoclassical painter, Jean Auguste Dominque Ingres; a young Palestinian-American girl; a lush jungle landscape replicated from a computer screensaver; and Soundgarden lyrics translated into Farsi text.
Robert Davis/Michael Langlois lead a free gallery talk about their exhibit on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at 6 pm.
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