New Work from Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne
CHICAGO – Century Guild is proud to present Symbiosis, an exhibition of new work from Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne, commencing with an artist’s reception on Oct. 12 from 7 – 10 p.m., and continuing through Sun., Nov. 24. This is the first time the couple, who were married in July, will be presenting work together.
Symbiosis is the word the artists chose based on the mutually beneficial nature of their relationship and their shared studio practice, as well as a nod toward the animals that influence their work. However it is a fitting title for their art as well, as the work of each artist deals with relationships that are symbiotic in some manner, whether physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual.
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About Lauren Levato Coyne
Artist and writer Lauren Levato Coyne is a collector of exotic and unusual specimens with a focus on the entomological and anatomical. Levato Coyne’s work comes from the intersection of wonder and memory and how the body itself becomes a wunderkammer, amassing all manner of mysterious and confounding issues, dramas, revelations, and dilemmas that either touch us as a fleeting corporeal moment or take up permanent residence in the body’s collection. The themes of body as wonder, memory, and curiosity have been the foundation of Levato Coyne’s on-going series of self-portraits.
About Rory CoyneRory Coyne is emerging as a leader among a group of dedicated painters working in the contemporary allegorical realist movement. He began serious study of classical master works at SUNY Fredonia, where he earned his BFA in 2003. He then entered the graduate program at the University of New Mexico where he continued exploring and developing his love for classical, figurative technique, while also teaching. After receiving his Masters of Fine Art in 2007 he moved to Chicago to pursue his craft. Coyne’s paintings are fables rooted in reverence for the stories and techniques of the past, yet the subjects are fully contemporary in their dramas and personal symbolisms.
About Century Guild
Founded in Chicago in 1999, Century Guild Gallery specializes in museum quality turn-of-the-century lithography, ceramics, and objects, as well as contemporary artists whose exceptional work captures the romance and sinister beauty of fin-de-siècle European art.
SPECIAL EXHIBITION NOTE:
New Work by Lauren Levato Coyne and Rory Coyne
Oct. 12 – Nov. 24, 2013
2136 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
(One and a half blocks west of North-Damen-Milwaukee intersection)
Open Wed. – Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. – Sun. noon – 6 p.m.
Century Guild will be having our annual Gran Guignol event on Oct. 25, 26, and 27. Symbiosis will be off view during this time, however both artists will be creating new work for this special event and their exhibition will resume on Oct. 30, 2013.