at GoCM Friday, November 15th, 2019 - Saturday, January 11th, 2020
In "Savage Liaisons", artists Karen Ami (Chicago, USA) and Pamela Irving (Melbourne, Australia) expand upon their individual practices and ongoing visual discourse manifested in their mosaics and drawings. Pulling inspiration from roles of characters in both American and Australian cultures, the artists explore dualistic qualities in the form of masks that reference contemporary icons and personalities. Ami and Irving each incorporate materials which challenge the norm; their methodology questions the traditions that exist within contemporary mosaic. This unique and shared language incorporates handmade ceramic pieces, broken china, byzantine glass, and miscellaneous objects that connects us viscerally to both the past and present worlds.
"Savage Liaisons" questions the traditions that exist within contemporary mosaic and show an artistic interaction between the personalities around and within the works by artists working on opposite sides of the world. This exhibition showcases Ami and Irving’s powerful voices that break preconceptions of the mosaic art form and display a visual rhetoric that melds shared stories, journeys and the depths of artistic expression.
Class Act 2020
Friday, January 17th - Saturday, March 9th
This juried exhibition features students, both novice and advanced, that have studied at CMS from 2005 - present.
This exhibition showcases the variety of approaches to contemporary mosaic works from local, nation and international artists and reflects the expertise of our dedicated faculty and staff that have made The Chicago Mosaic School the premier center for Mosaic Arts Education in the United States. Through classes, workshops and Visiting Artist Seminars, these artists have utilized exemplary conceptual and technical excellence in varied approaches and materials. We encourage our students to explore their artistic voices and discover their potential through the medium of mosaic.
We are currently accepting applications for this exhibit! To apply, click here.