C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago
The C-Shop painting is part of a series of cityscapes of the Main Quadrangles on the University of Chicago campus. I’ve lived in Hyde Park for many years now and have enjoyed walking through the campus, picnicking at Botany Pond, and having a hot cup of coffee at the C-Shop on a winter’s day. I’m also an architect and my paintings are inspired by the beauty of the Gothic Revival architecture in the Main Quadrangle. The strong, stone buildings symbolize the enduring conservative traditions and stable framework of the university. In contrast, change is symbolized by the life and vibrancy of the ever-changing student population, illustrated with their multiple electronic devices, backpacks, and diversity.
This painting is part of a group exhibit and competition, South Side Impressions at the Beverly Art Center, throughout this March. Chicago, including the Hyde Park area, is a fascinating subject for Midwest regional artists. This exhibit showcases the diverse world of the South Side of Chicago. Artistic impressions reflect the people, place, culture and landmarks.
Reception: Atrium Gallery, Sunday, March 18, 1-3 PM
Last year I was honored by receiving first prize at this annual exhibit for my painting, Botany Pond.