For Immediate Release
Vertical Gallery presents TRIVIUM featuring M-City, FAKE and TRUST.iCON
Vertical Gallery is proud to present TRIVIUM, a three-artist show featuring M-City (PL), FAKE (NL), and Trust.iCON (UK). The exhibition is August 5 - 26, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 5, 6:00-10:00pm. The Latin word trivium means the place where three roads meet. This exhibition brings a new collection of work from these three European artists to Chicago.
M-City (Mariusz Waras) is from Gdynia, Poland. His public art animates urban spaces taking inspiration from the factories, chimneys and cranes that dominated his native town and childhood. He is known for his precise hand-cut stencils depicting a sci-fi utopia generally focusing on mechanical and industrial objects. M-City has painted murals and exhibited around the world, including Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo, New York, London, Rotterdam, Budapest, Barcelona, Florence, Belgrade, Bucharest, and Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, and obtained his PhD from the Gdansk Academy's Department of Painting.
FAKE is a Dutch street artist from Amsterdam whose work is clean, taut and full of color. Growing up in a grey and boring environment, FAKE felt the urge to bring a smile on other people’s faces through color, irony and humor. He is self-taught and started experimenting, combining styles early on to come to a unique signature. FAKE has exhibited in Holland, Norway, Denmark, Iran, United Kingdom and the United States.
TRUST. iCON is a street artist from Thamesmead in the south east of London (an area infamous for being the back drop to the cult movie classic - A Clockwork Orange). Working with contrasting styles of cartoon and reality iCON delivers messages of social commentary through his socially conscious street art. iCON’s unique mix of controversy and humor insures you will always have a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. iCON is active on the streets of London, Berlin and Los Angeles and his unique style has gained him critical acclaim for his thought provoking pieces. iCON's identity remains unknown.
TRIVIUM: M-City, FAKE, and TRUST.iCon
August 5 - 26, 2017
Opening reception, Saturday, August 5, 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago
About Vertical Gallery:
Vertical Gallery is Chicago's premier urban-contemporary art gallery. Established in 2013 in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, the gallery focuses on work influenced by street art, urban environments, graffiti, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. New monthly exhibits highlight significant emerging and established local, national and international artists. You may view and purchase past and current work either in the gallery space or online. Vertical Gallery also consults on creating personal and corporate collections, and secondary market artwork. The gallery is located in Chicago at 1016 N. Western Avenue, and online at www.verticalgallery.com . Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, or by appointment.