In what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend around the country for art show openings, Chicago’s hottest one will be at Rotofugi. Friend of Nerd City and super badass artist, David “Netherland” van Alphen will be opening his In Stereo show in conjunction with another Chicago local Chad Kouri’s Concoction. The opening promises to be an awesome good time!
New Works by Netherland
January 8-24, 2010
Artist and Rotofugi Gallery curator David “Netherland” van Alphen lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Though David’s family was from Holland, he was born in Toronto, and has been in Chicago for the last eight years. Being a child of the 70′s has influenced him greatly and is reflected in most of his work. Juxtaposing images, his color choices and the new modern context comes through his nostalgic imagery and helps to isolate and enhance them into a beautiful montage. David does not resize, photocopy or scan any of the images he uses. All images are cut directly from their original source and and pieced together to keep each piece unique. David has shown at many galleries throughout the U.S. and sold out his first solo show at Rotofugi Gallery in January 2008.
New Works by Chad Kouri
January 8-24, 2010
Chad Kouri is a stuff junkie, glue and adhesive enthusiast and a procrastinator. Chad spends most of his time in alleys looking for treasures to build out his found-art collages and illustrations. The rest of his time is spent writing emails to people he has never met and other things to pass the day. He is a member of Chicago art collective The Post Family. This is his first solo exhibit.
Opening Reception for Both Exhibits
Friday, January 8, 7-10PM
with music by DJ Sean Doe
Rotofugi is located at 1953 W. Chicago Ave.
For more on Netherland, check out his official site here.
For more on Chad Kouri, check out his official site here.