“Heaven,” an art exhibit featuring original paintings, prints and cyanotypes by Chicago artist Ken Marier will be on view through June 30th at the Gallery in Chicago’s Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, opening June 10, 2011.
Screen printing photographic images on paper, raw and white muslin, satin, and leather, Marier’s work conveys that Heaven is a sense of place, a state of mind.
“While in Mexico recently during a brilliantly sunny hot afternoon, I came upon a small traveling circus. I immediately knew I had found the beginning of something special. It was gated and roped, as if anticipating the crowd that would appear later. Then it hit me! Heaven is a state of mind. Consciousness. A resonating frequency. This epiphany quickly led me to create the images and icons featured in this exhibit,” said Marier. “I’ve also created cyanotypes (blue prints) of the images that I believe convey the heaven I experienced that beautiful day.”
Heaven Exhibition of paintings, prints and cyanotypes by Ken Marier
The Gallery at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
925 W. Diversey, corner of Diversey & Wilton, Chicago, IL
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.
12-5 p.m. on Tues/Wed/Fri and by appointment
MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION – Friday, June 24th, from 7 to 9pm
Ken Marier is a lifelong artist and Chicagoan. He majored in film making at the Chicago School of the Art Institute. He has exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and was a pioneer in creating music videos for the fledgling MTV. He currently creates hand-printed screened works from his original photography and other legal means. Studio visits welcome by appointment.
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
Holy Covenant is in century-old neo-Gothic building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The west side of the church also serves as the canvas for a large public mural, “For A New World.” The church has always lived out of a dynamic vision, as people on a journey, committed to a fresh way of being a church: open and affirming to all people, blending ancient and contemporary forms of worship and arts, and, through radical discipleship, working for a better, fairer world.