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River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk – September 9th!!

Posted July 20, 2016

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Due to great success, the River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk returns on Friday September 9th, 2016. Continuing a partnership with Chicago Gallery News and Luxe Interiors + Design participating showrooms will exhibit artwork from both emerging and established artists curated by Daniel Kinkade Fine Art. Showrooms will host special hours, remaining open until 9 PM. Design enthusiasts and art connoisseurs alike will enjoy a special evening.

Our partners include: Cambria, Peterson Picture Company, Chicago Gallery News and Luxe Interior + Design Magazine

Schedule of Events:

5:30pm– VIP Champagne Kickoff Party at Golden Triangle featuring artist Adam Siegel

5-9pm – River North Design District Gallery Walk (showroom addresses and artist details listed below) sponsored by Petersen Picture Company

6-7pm– Live Art: Phillip Schalekamp will be creating charcoal drawings on paper at The Tile Gallery

8-10pm – After party hosted by Cambria at The Chopping Block. RSVP is required, space in limited. RSVP HERE. 

Adam Siegel On Exhibit at The Golden Triangle:
330 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654

Lynn Basa & Gale Gand On Exhibit at Jesse Home Element:
745 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654

Phillip Schalekamp On Exhibit at The Tile Gallery- LIVE ART:
555 North Franklin Chicago, IL 60654

Melissa Herrington and Jaime Foster On Exhibit at Chicago Luxury Beds:
440 N Wells St #100n Chicago, IL 60654

Marketa Sivek On Exhibit at Studio 41:
225 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60654

Darren Jones On Exhibit at Oscar Isberian:
120 W Kinzie St Chicago, IL 60654

Natasha Kohli On Exhibit at Organic Looms:
401 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

Adam Thomas and Debra Balchen On Exhibit at Montauk Sofa:
401 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

Sally Ko (sculpture) On Exhibit at TOTO:
500 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654

Lisa Caccioppoli On Exhibit at Lightology:
215 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Michael Del Piero Good Design POP-UP featuring Greg Dickerson at Lignet Roset:
440 N. Wells St #100s, Chicago, IL 6065

Sally Ko (works on paper) On Exhibit at Farrow & Ball:
449 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654


Digital Printing Services

Posted November 21, 2015

Hello!

Hope you have checked out the brand new website. Take a look at our expanded services and previous projects in our Framefolio!

We have recently added a new service to our repertoire – digital printing! You can now bring in images to be printed on matte photo paper, luster photo paper, cotton rag or canvas. Digital printing allows full customization art options for designers and art enthusiasts alike! We can accept files from a physical format or through email. We are able to print up to 44″ wide if you want to make a big statement.

We strongly recommend you make an appointment with a printing specialist to talk about your project. We will discuss things like selecting a substrate and what sizes would be suitable for your project. We can also go over getting your files print ready if needed.

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A Dancer’s Dilemma

Posted March 19, 2015

Peterson Picture Co. services not only retail customers but also boutique galleries throughout Chicago. We provide them with beautiful, custom frames with appropriate hanging and installation hardware for an effortlessly classic look in any exhibition.

Recently, Chelsea Culp, a Chicago based artist and curator of New Capital Projects, brought in Untitled (Isadora Duncan) by Abraham Walkowitz for framing. Chelsea wanted a hanging system (the hardware needed to hang artwork on walls) that would be easy to remove yet secure enough to allow multitudes of people to through without disturbing the artwork. Chelsea also requested that the artwork be installed in a way that there would be no gaps and the moulding would be seamless with the wall.

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Artwork that is hung up with a wire system can be susceptible to imbalances of the artwork and turbulence from people walking past the artwork. This is in part due to the wire system creating a gap between the artwork and the wall where the wire lays. While appropriate installation and secure design placement can minimize these effects, they cannot always be considered in a gallery setting which accommodates the movement of many people through the space.

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We installed a special “Cradle Hanging System” onto Walkowitz’s work for a gapless installation in the gallery and added security. The Cradle Hanging System uses two fasteners on either side of the back of the artwork that latches into two hooks that have been screwed into the wall.

You can see the fasteners on the left and right side of this artwork in the above photo. We take extra care to make sure that the fasteners and hooks on the wall perfectly align with one another and with the artwork to ensure a level presentation. The artwork easily slips on and off of the hooks on the wall with no gaps between the artwork and the wall.

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From the exhibition catalog:
Abraham Walkowitz (b. 1878)

Untitled (Isadora Duncan)

Watercolor and ink on paper – 1906

 

In his early childhood Abraham Walkowitz immigrated from Siberia to the United States.

He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City, and later drifted around the avant-garde circles of photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his 291 Gallery. Although his abstract paintings never reached the acclaim of his peers (Arthur Dove and Max Weber), his series of life sketches of the experimental modern dancer Isadora Duncan have been widely celebrated.

 

Having first met Duncan in the studio of Auguste Rodin, Walkowitz went on to produce approximately 5,000 drawings of her dancing in her studio between 1906 and 1913. These works celebrate Duncan’s philosophy of breaking with the past and being responsive to the present moment. In the early 1900s she was the cultural icon of the buzzed about New Woman and an obvious muse. Most of these concentrated works are now in the collections of major museums.

 

The existence of these works speak not only to Duncan and Walkowitz’s philosophical affinities, but to the cultural circles that organized because of place, location, and new urban density—a lifestyle increasingly unfamiliar to our digital lives.


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