PROJECT IMAGES & INSPIRATION

client acquisition

 
Louis Sullivan
 

Our client reached out to us about finding an architectural art object to complement an existing Louis Sullivan Stock Exchange Grille in their CEO’s office. We sourced options with historical significance and acquired this historical plaster mold. We then arranged to have the artifact conserved and stabilized, and designed a custom mount to display it.

Designed by Louis Sullivan, this mold was used to imprint the iconic acanthus leaf motif in Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, which were then adorned with goil foil. Acanthus leaves have been featured in architecture since the Classical era, and Sullivan used them as organic ornamentation in many of his buildings.

EXPO CHICAGO 2018 inspiration

 BRIAN CALVIN AT CORBETT VS DEMPSEY

BRIAN CALVIN AT CORBETT VS DEMPSEY

 ANTHONY MISERENDINO AT MOSKOWITZ BAYSE

ANTHONY MISERENDINO AT MOSKOWITZ BAYSE

 TERESA BURGA AT GALERIE BARBARA THUMM

TERESA BURGA AT GALERIE BARBARA THUMM

 EVELYN STATSINGER AT RICHARD GRAY GALLERY

EVELYN STATSINGER AT RICHARD GRAY GALLERY

 CLAIRE SHERMAN AT DC MOORE GALLERY

CLAIRE SHERMAN AT DC MOORE GALLERY

 ALEXA GUARIGLIA AT MOSKOWITZ BAYSE

ALEXA GUARIGLIA AT MOSKOWITZ BAYSE

client acquisition

 
Sarah Weber
 

This large-scale painting by Chicago-native, Sarah Weber, was recently acquired by one of our clients. A graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she now maintains her active studio practice in Los Angeles. Weber employs watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paint to compose ethereal and abstracted landscapes.

This painting was selected to enhance a newly-renovated public space, and connects to the bold palette of its surroundings. We worked with a local framer to develop a custom-stained frame to match the surrounding design. It adds a dynamic element to the space with its intricate texture and layered pigments.

local exploration
 

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

In many of our jobs we collaborate with architects and interior designers, striving to connect artwork to the form and function of a space. In the case of Volume Gallery, where their program focuses on design-centric art and objects, we love expanding our vocabulary of what art is. Their current show featuring the work of Jonathan Muecke is a great example of this exploration. His furniture offers a considered approach to the objects we take for granted. Why just a regular chair when you can have this one?

client acquisition

 
 

We were happy to work with an NYC gallery to acquire this Carly Glovinski drawing for a client. After managing secure transportation to Chicago, we worked with local artisans to design a contemporary, custom frame to complement the piece.

Glovinski uses pigment marker and acrylic paint to investigate pattern and repetition. Her process results in vibrant trompe l'oeil compositions. Her work has exhibited across the country, including shows at Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT. 

inspiration

 VIVIAN GREVEN

VIVIAN GREVEN

 CHRISTINE LIEBICH

CHRISTINE LIEBICH

 RICHARD COLMAN

RICHARD COLMAN

 LAURA LETINSKY

LAURA LETINSKY

 JEREMY SHOCKLEY

JEREMY SHOCKLEY

 RUBENS GHENOV

RUBENS GHENOV

client acquisition

 
 SCOTT WOLNIAK

SCOTT WOLNIAK

 

We were pleased to aid a client in acquiring this intricate drawing by Scott Wolniak. A multi-disciplinary Chicago artist, Wolniak's work has been exhibited widely, including a show in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. His process involves keen observation of nature, digital replication, and includes a variety of media. This drawing is heading to a corporate office in Iowa. 

local exploration
 

JEFF SONHOUSE

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

A pillar of the Chicago gallery scene, Monique Meloche recently moved to a large, impressive space in West Town. We stopped by and were struck by the work in Jeff Sonhouse's solo exhibition. His inclusion of struck matches makes the paintings feel performative, and also feature sculptural metal elements. This group of figural works suggest a psychological narrative and mythology that draw in the viewer immediately. 

inspiration

 STEVEN COX

STEVEN COX

 PAUL WACKERS

PAUL WACKERS

 GRETTA JOHNSON

GRETTA JOHNSON

 JEREMY MIRANDA

JEREMY MIRANDA

 HILMA AF KLINT

HILMA AF KLINT

 EMILY NOELLE LAMBERT

EMILY NOELLE LAMBERT

client acquisition

 
 CODY HUDSON

CODY HUDSON

 

This Cody Hudson piece caught the eye of a Metropolitan Capital client at our "Construction Season" show. It was a great opportunity to speak with them about the nuances of Hudson's fine art and graphic design practice and helped get this painting to its forever home. We are always excited when we can help connect local artists and galleries with a sale.

local exploration
 

GWENDOLYN ZABICKI'S STUDIO

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

Recently we visited with Gwendolyn Zabicki at her art studio turned house of mirrors. As a realist painter she focuses on imagery involving the portal elements of windows and mirrors. Both physically and mentally reflective, these works and the lustrous walls around them challenge the viewer to find their relationship in space. Many of her pieces address the politics of housework, dripping with details like cleaning vinegar and prismatic rainbows.

client acquisition

 MATT IRIE

MATT IRIE

Chicago artist Matt Irie constructs his paintings by creating lines of latex paint, dripped down the side of a paint can, and layering them in complex compositions. After acquiring this work for a corporate office last year, we recently heard it has become a favorite among the employees. The painting sparks conversations about how innovative techniques in artwork facilitate creative thinking and problem-solving at work. 

inspiration

 ISABEL YELLIN

ISABEL YELLIN

 CHRISTY MATSON

CHRISTY MATSON

 MIYOKO ITO

MIYOKO ITO

 JORDAN NASSAR

JORDAN NASSAR

 KATY KRANTZ

KATY KRANTZ

 CELESTE RAPONE

CELESTE RAPONE

local exploration

LESLIE BAUM at HEAVEN GALLERY

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

We recently stopped by Heaven Gallery on Milwaukee Avenue to see Leslie Baum's exhibition of new paintings. The geometric shapes in her work reference forms from iconic artworks of the past, functioning like 'Easter eggs' to be discovered by the viewer. These connection points build a bridge from the history of art to the present; at 20 x 16 inches each they shine as gems of contemporary, local art.

 

 

RECENT PROJECT 

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 COLE PIERCE

COLE PIERCE

inspiration

 SCOTT WOLNIAK

SCOTT WOLNIAK

 KATHERINE WOLKOFF

KATHERINE WOLKOFF

 SURREALIST-INSPIRED BLACKWING PENCILS

SURREALIST-INSPIRED BLACKWING PENCILS

 CHAD KOURI AT ACE HOTEL CHICAGO

CHAD KOURI AT ACE HOTEL CHICAGO

 KAT HUTTER AND ROGER LEE

KAT HUTTER AND ROGER LEE

 ALLISON SCHULNIK

ALLISON SCHULNIK

 LAURA LETINSKY AND JOHN PAUL MORABITO

LAURA LETINSKY AND JOHN PAUL MORABITO

local exploration

ADAM SCOTT'S STUDIO

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

An illuminating studio visit with Chicago artist Adam Scott led to engaging conversation about his process, including his impressive series of sketches from Joshua Tree. After our visit, an opportunity arose to collaborate with Adam by including his paintings in a group exhibition at Metropolitan Capital Bank. 

client acquisition

 
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This painting by Anna Kunz was recently acquired by a client whose collection focuses on contemporary art relating to Chicago. Artwork in this collection is characterized by bold colors that impact and refresh their environment, creating a dynamic work space for their employees. Kunz applies pigment through nets to build texture in her compositions, and her work explores the cognitive and perceptual experience of light and color.   

 

 

 

happenings

 

This private residence was profiled in Modern Luxury Interiors one year ago. We consulted with the owners on many of their artwork purchases, including the Neil Goodman sculpture pictured here. Their artwork collection was mindfully structured to reflect the harmonious relationship between the home and the trees surrounding it.

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inspiration

 MICHELLE BLADE

MICHELLE BLADE

 ROBERT BURNIER

ROBERT BURNIER

 SCOTT FORTINO

SCOTT FORTINO

 SCOTT STACK AT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

SCOTT STACK AT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

 SCOTT STACK DETAIL

SCOTT STACK DETAIL

 MARGOT BERGMAN

MARGOT BERGMAN

LOCAL EXPLORATION
 

XYLOR JANE at EXPO CHICAGO

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.  

EXPO Chicago is the largest contemporary art fair in the Midwest. It provides a host of opportunities to connect with colleagues, discover new artists, and meet with galleries from around the world. We saw a couple of notable paintings by Xylor Jane at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery's booth. She applies meticulous dots of paint to compose examinations of numeric systems. 

client acquisition

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This diptych by Canadian born, Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Marchand was recently acquired by a client, whose collection focuses on contemporary works on paper and photography. Marchand captures delicate moments in landscape with her intricate compositions. In this series, Marchand partners images from disparate locations to create a visual couplet. 

inspiration

 ANNA BOND OF RIFLE PAPER CO. OFFICE

ANNA BOND OF RIFLE PAPER CO. OFFICE

 REBECCA SHORE

REBECCA SHORE

 CODY HUDSON AT LONESOME ROSE

CODY HUDSON AT LONESOME ROSE

 TESS MICHALIK DETAIL

TESS MICHALIK DETAIL

 KEN FANDELL

KEN FANDELL

 
 KELLY KACZYNSKI

KELLY KACZYNSKI

 

recent project

                                                                                                          JESSICA LABATTE

                                                                                                         JESSICA LABATTE

local exploration
 

 MICHELLE MAGOT at THE MISSION PROJECTS

MICHELLE MAGOT at THE MISSION PROJECTS

An essential part of our process as a corporate art advisory includes visiting artist studios, galleries, and museums. These experiences provide continual opportunities to foster connections with the art community around us. When engaging with artwork in person,  we gain a deeper connection which informs our best recommendations to clients.

The Mission Projects in Chicago represents artists from the United States and Latin America. Their exhibitions include a wide range of contemporary artwork, often experimental in nature, which explores cultural and societal issues. Michelle Magot's work struck a chord with us, using powerful color blocking and unique source materials.

 inspiration

 CLARE GRILL

CLARE GRILL

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 AMBER RENAYE

AMBER RENAYE

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client acquisition

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This etching by renowned artist Judy Pfaff was acquired by a client whose collection focuses on postwar and contemporary American artwork. Pfaff is well-known for her experiments in printmaking techniques, airy abstract compositions, and multi-media installations. Her work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. 

recent project

 ELIJAH BURGHER

ELIJAH BURGHER