Wednesday, August 27, 2008

House Plants, opens Friday Sept. 12th from 6-9 pm


Solo show by Chicago-Based Artist Stephen Eichhorn

Opening Reception Friday, September 12th, 6-9pm

Cairo proudly presents House Plants, new work by promising young artist Stephen Eichhorn. Opening Reception Friday, September 12th, from 6-9pm. Eichhorn will be in attendance.

Stephen's Website

Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn creates delicate hand cut paper collages from reproductions of foliage - palm fronds, grasses, leaves and flowers. Mining a variety of sources including National Geographic magazines and the dead stock of 70's and 80's wall coverings, he composes works that mimic the natural world, and yet seem almost outside reality. Eichhorn's work formally transcribes the simplest elements of the pastoral onto a conceptual framework, generating a visual language exclusive to its own world, one rooted in anthropology and humans quest to understand and recreate architecture found in nature. The final product eerily retains a sense of its origins.

House Plants is an allusion to both the source material and the popular use of the plant as a structural object. Banal & everyday, but also an artful cultivation of structure and form, the hand and sensitivity to the plant form are the mystique of his pieces.

House Plants will be on display in the Cairo gallery space through October. Exhibition to include a window installation with fellow Chicago Artist, Cody Hudson.

Cody's Website

Stephen Eichhorn lives and works in Chicago. he received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at José Bienvenu Gallery in New York, Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago, and the Illinois State Museum. His work is included in a number of private and corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Fidelity Investments. This is his first solo exhibition in Seattle.

For more information please contact Justine Ashbee or Joel Leshefka at 206.453.4077

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Garden of Earthly Delights Review by Steven Vroom

very nice article about the gallery and our last show by steven vroom:

article found here

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

cairo at dusk

photo courtesy of michael j de leon.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Opening for Jesse Brown at Wonderful Union Gallery

Very dear friend and all around talented man, Jesse Brown is having an opening at the Wonderful Union Gallery in Ballard Next Saturday (August 9th). Show is in conjunction with Ballard Artwalk.

"Escape Route"
By Jesse Brown
Saturday, August 9th, 2008, 6-10 PM
Wonderful Union Gallery
2221 NW 56th St. Suite 201, Seattle WA 98107
(1/2 Block West of the Ballard Library)

Exhibition Dates
August 9th - October 3rd, 2008

Paintings, sculptures and a book of drawings are inspired by a number of consistent concepts in Jesse's work - structures, pattern, type, escapism and nostalgia.

Jesse will be releasing a book of drawings exploring ideas in death, language, concrete poetry and typography, titled "The Light Inside Your Coffin." The book will be available at the opening reception.

Jesse Brown is an artist / designer originally from Seattle, now living in Chicago where he divides his time between personal work and commercial projects. Jesse's work has been exhibited in Seattle, Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago and New York.