Marked by Myth on September 14th!

This is my first solo show in Chicago, and can’t wait to have you join me at this great event. There will be amazing foods and drink, free masks as well as fancy masks for sale, and amazing company. Come dressed up, or in costume, and best of all it is all completely free and open to the public.

FM*Gallery is pleased to announce “Marked by Myth” the stunning, therianthropic solo exhibition of gallery artist Rory Coyne. Coyne masterfully uses oil painting techniques to create works that are simultaneousl

y allegorical and highly personal. Coyne is donating 10% of his earnings of the exhibition to the Marwen Organization, and has partnered with the Organization in order to give back to the Chicago art community.

Rory Coyne is emerging as a leader among a group of dedicated painters working in the contemporary allegorical realist movement. He entered school with an inclination toward illustration but after a single painting class his dedication for painting has only continued to grow. He began serious study of classical master works at SUNY Fredonia, where he earned his undergraduate degree 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 pursuing teaching. After receiving his Masters of Fine Art in 2007 he moved to Chicago where he still keeps his studio. While Rory has always worked in a narrative tradition, while earning his degrees the influence of myth, fable, and allegory on his work became more and more important, giving rise to a very particular kind of grandiose story telling that he pursues in his daily studio practice.

OPENING: Fri., Sept. 14, 6 – 10 p.m., show continues through Fri., Oct. 5.

FM*GALLERY is located at 310 N. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607 (located near blue line Grand stop or green/pink line Morgan stop). Valet parking is available opening night.

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