Sequential Art: Comics and Beyond

Show ran from 6/1/2011 to 6/18/2011

Sequencial Art: Comics and Beyond

Open Walls Group Show
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27 6-9pm

Sequential art emphasizes the pictorial representation of a narrative. Dating back to such ancient art forms as cave paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphs, sequential art has a long history. And it has seen a vibrant resurgence in the present, spanning a spectrum that includes such modes as comic strips, cartoons, graphic novels, storyboards, Manga, children’s tales and game design. Sequential cartoon style artwork even features heavily in the Hentai genre of adult entertainment. You can learn more about cartoon erotica on websites such as This exhibit seeks to explore the range of work being produced by graphic artists currently working in the medium of sequential art.

Angela Piehl

Show ran from 6/1/2011 to 6/18/2011

Organic Excess      drawings

Opening Reception: Friday,  May 27    6-9pm

In her exhibition, “Organic Excess,” Angela Piehl’s drawings delve into the darker undertones of bourgeois lifestyles, although their black and white atmospheres are a world away from the ironically bright and cheery palette of the images she mines for source material. She atomizes, abstracts and combines editorial and advertising images with organic material like flesh, bone, fat, hair, plant-life, and crystalline structures to create semi-narrative biomorphic abstractions; grotesque creatures imbued with the power to both attract and repel, and the potential to host projections of human emotion and desire.


Show ran from 6/1/2011 to 6/18/2011

Distillations: Art and Writing of Memories

Opening Reception: Friday,  May 27    6-9pm
Closing Reception and Artists’ Discusion: Saturday, June 18 4-6pm

The Center for Life and Learning at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago brings together dynamic ideas, programs and people who are celebrating the prime of life with fellowship and personal growth. Three of the classes offered, Watercolor, Drawing, and Memoir and Creative Writing, will be presenting their works of reflection on the memories and vast experiences of their lives.

The curator for the Center for Life and Learning exhibit is Cheri Reif Naselli