Current Exhibition

Maestros

Friday, March 25th - Saturday May 21st, 2022

 

Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, in association with The Chicago Mosaic School, is proud to present Maestros, an exhibition featuring the work of five internationally acclaimed artists working in the field of contemporary mosaic art.

 

These artists, Verdiano Marzi (France), Dugald MacInes (Scotland), Pamela Irving (Australia), Toyoharu Kii (Japan), and Carolina Zanelli (Italy), have helped to change the landscape and perceptions of mosaic through lifelong investigation and experimentation in their individual practices.

 

These artists have developed unique approaches to this unique and timeless art form, materially, technically and in content. Their work has inspired students from around the world who have attended Visiting Artist Seminars at The Chicago Mosaic School for the last decade.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

American Mosaics Now

May 31st - July 23rd , 2022

 

American Mosaics Now is an invitational GoCM exhibition featuring the diverse works of  established and emerging artists working in the field of contemporary mosaic art. Many of these artists are breaking new ground and challenging the traditions and preconceptions of the traditional parameters of mosaic art. The exhibition is designed to educate, inspire, and promote excellence in mosaics and feature the new and unique artworks being made by American mosaicists.

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July 29th - September 23rd, 2022

 

This exhibition features the works of three prominent American artists working in mosaic: Sue Coombs, Etty Hasak and Casey Van Loon.Each work is an investigation challenging impressions of  imperceptible and implied layers of our collective and individual truths. Though specific approaches to their individual practices, Coombs, Hasak, and Van Loon seek to tell their stories, by peeling back a skin to explore the juxtaposition of surface and what we perceive to be, that lies possibly dormant, underneath. The works reveal personal journeys through their stylized material iconographies, using both traditional and unconventional means to expose the raw truths that can be obscured in this age of hyper-information.

InterTextura

September 30th - November 19th, 2022

 

Some think of  mosaics and woven works in their traditional contexts - weavings as blankets or rugs and mosaics as floors or pavements in ancient villas. Both art forms have roots in utilitarianism yet they are constructed with specific processes, intentions and skills that have roots in their ancient legacies of making.

 

The intersection of these two material, methodical, and process-oriented art forms are connected through this collaborative exhibition of Fiber & Mosaic. The Chicago Mosaic School and The Chicago Weaving School are institutions committed to education and promotion of these related yet contrasting art mediums. Both schools have impacted perceptions of fiber and mosaic for nearly two decades.

 

In this exhibition, GoCM will present curated works by invited artists whose works express the possibilities and the relationships between these mediums through the interplay of color, texture, pattern and composition. GoCM will be publishing an exhibition catalog featuring exhibition essays and individual artists' works.