Analog Sign Painting: Dead Or Alive?

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OCT 10 – NOV 16 | Ralph Arnold Gallery | Free

Opening reception: OCT 10 | Thurs. 5-6:30 PM | Free

As contemporary art and the world at large evolve in an increasingly digital direction, artists with highly refined analog skills become increasing rare. Chicago artist Stephen Reynolds utilizes traditional sign painting techniques to execute commissioned works for major museums, cultural institutions, businesses, and individual artists throughout the United
States and Europe. Reynolds brings his knowledge of typestyles, graphics, and period signs to the creation of fine art and design, practicing his trade using time-honored hand-crafts, and making a living at it. We will exhibit a collection of printed images from Reynolds’s portfolio of work, as well as a specially commissioned hand-painted window created on site, to demonstrate the artist’s refined technique, insight, and creativity.

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Analog Sign Painting Dead Or Alive? is a part of our 2013-14 exhibition series.


3 Responses to Analog Sign Painting: Dead Or Alive?

  1. Kirby Collins Jr.

    Been in the Sign Business well over 30 years, even in the computer age still holding on!
    Owner-Kirby Collins Jr.
    c. 1(773)709-1434

  2. mintie

    So, are we able to stop in and check out these works if we aren’t “members”? The website is a little vague. It only says the hours of the Opening Reception and that “non-members” must make an appointment. this sounds like I’m missing something.

    • Gabrielle Caputo

      The gallery is open to the public Saturdays from 12-4PM. If you’d like to see the gallery another time, an appointment is necessary. Thank you for visiting Arts Alive!
      -Gabrielle Caputo, Arts Alive Admin.

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