Thursday, February 14, 2008

SXU Gallery hosts “Strickland vs. Deadboy”

Collaborative pencil and ink art series runs Feb. 28 through April 2

Chicago (Feb. 14, 2008) Saint Xavier University presents a joint exhibit created by two Chicago artists beginning Feb. 28 at the SXU Gallery, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

The “Strickland vs. Deadboy” series began in 2006 as a collaborative experiment between Chicago artists William Sturgis and Matthew Schommer. In each work, “Strickland,” Sturgis’ character, is responsible for the untimely demise of Schommer’s character, “Deadboy.”

The series encompasses Schommer’s delicate black and white pencil drawings and Sturgis’ colorful pen and ink drawings. The juxtaposition of styles, color and medium reinforces the battle between Strickland and Deadboy while creating a level of harmony.

“We hope “Strickland vs. Deadboy” is appreciated for its craft, two distinctive styles and sense of humor,” Strugis and Schommer said.

The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 28 through April 2. An artists’ conversation and reception will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.

The SXU Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the SXU Gallery at (773) 298-3081.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This exhibit was awesome! You can't not laugh at these pictures. I've never laughed at a painting before. Great stuff!

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