Thank you for your interest. The gallery is closed for now because of the pandemic. We plan to re-open in 2021 and are scheduling new shows.
Exhibition Dates: June 12 – August 14, 2021
Reception: June 12, 2021
Artists – To Be Announced May 2021
BIG INK and Color | Ink Studio are pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale woodblock prints from the BIG INK collection. This exhibit is curated by Candace and Eric Law, the principals at Color | Ink Studio.
BIG INK is a traveling educational program that teaches visual art and brings people together to celebrate woodblock printmaking. We empower artists with the tools and techniques needed to carve a large-scale woodblock. Our public events highlight the spectacle of the printing process.
Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to print with BIG INK. No prior experience is required and emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists are encouraged to apply. Upon acceptance, artists have two months to carve their design. We then meet at a venue and help each other print as a group.
BIG INK will be at Color | Ink Studio for a woodblock printing event on October 16-17, 2021. The application deadline is August 9, 2021. For more information about the event and to apply, visit BIGINK.org.
Exhibition Dates: March 6 – May 15, 2020 (Held Over)
Online Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 29 at 4 pm (Eastern)
“Rewired” is an intriguing solo exhibition of objects and drawings from wire that is found all over the streets and alleys of Marfa, Texas. Chicago artist Joe Davis picks it up and gives it new life as wall installations, dimensional objects, and graphite drawings. The exhibition has been held over to May 15. We had the opportunity to chat live online with Davis about his work and take questions. Click here to watch the video.
The original purpose of this wire was connected to the ranching business in West Texas. Joe started saving it a couple of years ago, and eventually put some of it on the walls of his home. Davis says about his work, “The accidental shaping of it by being crushed under truck tires, the rusty colored surfaces, and even the texture of it has become thoroughly engaging to me.” More recently, he has been using it to make other shapes, such as cubes or rectangles, and re-bending some of it to make representational wall figures. Davis has also been working on a continuing series of graphite drawings of pieces of this wire.
Although the Gallery is currently closed to visitors, selected works from the exhibition are available to view online. All works shown are for sale.
Exhibition Dates: January 2 – February 29, 2020
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm
An engaging selection of the fine art photographs of Myles Gallagher is being shown in this superb solo exhibition. Myles says of his photographs, “It’s all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning.” Myles is an award-winning photographer who has been featured in Black & White Magazine and Still Point Arts Quarterly and has exhibited in prestigious galleries such as The Scarab Club (Detroit), Jules Maeght (San Francisco), and Attleboro Arts Museum (MA).
Exhibition Dates: November 26 – December 28
Visit the Gallery during December and browse our curated selection of fine art and gifts from five local artists: Martine MacDonald, Louise MacDougall, Theresa Moore, Melissa Porter, and Larry Zdeb. Shop local and give the gift of art to someone special.
Exhibition Dates: October 1 – November 23
Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 25, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
In her solo exhibition, artist Melissa Porter’s work is reflective of her life experiences and showcases her affinity for symbolism. Found treasures such as vintage clock cases, cigar boxes and photographs add their own character to the intimate story she narrates. In her work, you will find the influences of Joseph Cornell, Dwane Michaels, The Starn Twins and her travel experiences of different cultures and religions. Through her creative process, Melissa explores the concepts of permanence, boundaries, value and connection.
“Being an artist immersed in the creative process can at times be very isolating; because of that, much of my work reflects conversation I have with myself. It’s how I reflect on life’s events and conclude how I feel about my experiences.”
Exhibition Dates: August 10 – September 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 23, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
In her solo exhibition, artist Anita Stromberg explores different ways of expressing color, often by adding art papers, which creates an abstract mixed media style. Her work may have meaning, but she leaves much of the interpretation to the viewer.
Here’s a solo show that’s worth a serious look: Anita Stromberg’s “My Paintings. My Way.” at the nifty Color | Ink Studio gallery in Hazel Park. Masterful abstractions in acrylic and mixed media are a study in exuberance and control. Very fine work. —Michael Madigan
Are you interested in a solo or group exhibition in our Gallery? Do you have an idea for a themed show that you’d like to curate? We’d like to learn more about what you have in mind! Just send an email to us at Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com with a description of your proposed exhibition and attach up to 10 image samples of the artwork that would be included. We accept exhibition proposals throughout the year, and there is no cost to submit.
Exhibitions in the Gallery generally run for 6-8 weeks. If your proposal is accepted, there is a $50 exhibition fee payable when the exhibition is scheduled.