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Ecstatic Technology; Jessica Gondek at ARC Gallery

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Jessica Gondek currently has an exhibition entitled Ecstatic Technology on view at ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation in Chicago. The artist works from her studio in Montgomery and is on the art faculty at Loyola University Chicago.

Gondek’s powerful and evocative works take the viewer into a world populated by humanoid retro-machinery dating back to the early 1900’s. She is enamored by the by today’s standards primitive and rugged appearance of tools we generally identify by the gender of the user. Her works combine both “female” gadgets found in the American middle-class kitchen of yesteryear and “male” tools used in manufacturing, at times creating hybrid forms.

Her playful compositions offer multiple perspectives that do not rely on Escherian perspective trickery but rather create compelling narrative options for the viewer to consider as several objects interact, morph, disintegrate, and reconstitute.

Gondek builds her compositions by merging digital and manual components in her work. The exhibition includes large combination digital and charcoal drawings, as well as diptych paintings that bring together traditional oils and digital canvas, and reduction woodcuts superimposed on inkjet prints.

ARC Gallery is located at 2156 N. Damen Avenue. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6:00 pm and Sunday 12-4:00 pm, and the exhibition runs through April 26, 2014.


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