Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Current Show: Winter 2009-2010: Stephen Eichhorn

We just put up the new show last night. The day before was the first day of snow here in Chicago, and while we were at lula measuring walls and hanging work there was a classic nasty winter sleet storm outside, with slush collecting an inch deep on the sidewalk and flakes the size of postage stamps dropping onto the windows and slowly dissolving into streams on the glass. For the next few months, while winter howls outside, Lula is going to be a little safe house for spring.

We're super happy to have Stephen's collages up. It has to be seen to be believed. This is not photoshop. There is no shortcut here. He has literally hand-cut every leaf and petal from his source material of old magazines and weird seventies forest wallpaper. Stephen has shown as far away as the U.K., as well as both coasts. For a little more about the work, take a look at this little video (about 2 1/2 minutes). Below are a couple of images from his studio. The green stuff in those trays is a pile of stuff he's cut out, waiting to be applied.

And a couple more of the images: