From the Fire Pit: Glimmers
“The light of the blazing fire combined with the dark, gloomy shadows by the hearth to transmit sharp contrasts, shaping the expectations of listeners and inspiring the tellers.”
-Maria Tatar, Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University
The fire pit or hearth is a setting that is thousands of years old, and you can feel that connection through the ages. It’s not just the fire itself, but what it provides: a place to gather with family and friends and the perfect situation to talk and dream. Stories are born here, histories told, and heritage handed down masked in allegories, myths, and grandiose creatures.
“I’m discovering my characters and revealing them one by one stripped from any surrounding in order to focus on just them. They will grow and mature, and take part in many sagas. Some already have, some have just come to be, and many have yet to come to life. They are the sparks that start the fire, a glimmer of what’s to come,” said Coyne.
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 6, 6–9 p.m. From the Fire Pit: Glimmers is on display through September 28, 2014.
2136 W. North Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647
Gallery Hours: Sunday 12-6 p.m. or by Appointment / Admission: Free For interviews please contact the artist directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE:Formerly known as Century Guild Chicago, as of August 1, 2014 the gallery is now known as Galerie Fledermaus. “Fledermaus” is German for “bat,” referencing the Symbolist works from Germany, and Austria, and is still under the directorship of Jerry Suqi. Galerie Fledermaus specializes in 19th and 20th century Symbolist works , and a select group of contemporary figurative artists. image: “Glimmer Four,” Oil on Linen, 28″x22″, 2014