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Art Brut: Selected Works from Patrick Humphreys and Chris Heck

  • Oliva Gallery 3816 West Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Opening Reception: Meet the artists on Friday, July 21st, 2017. 5PM-10PM.

Gallery Hours: Saturday, July 22nd, 11AM-4PM and by appointment through Sept 2, 2017.

3816 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Logan Square neighborhood.

Yellow Chevelle

Patrick Humphreys: Artist Biography

My formal training as an artist began with my receiving a BFA in painting from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It concluded with the attainment of a MFA in painting from Western Michigan University. While at school at Eastern Michigan University I had several shows at the university and other local venues. Also while at Western Michigan University I had several shows at the university and other local venues.

Since moving up to Bay City, I had a show during the Art Walk Series. I also had my paintings at A & J Gallery in Bay City, Michigan and a show entitled Youthful Playthings at the Creative Spirit Center (now called 360 degrees) in Midland, Michigan... The A & J Gallery is closed now. I have my artwork shown at C.A.T. Works Art Gallery in Bay City, Michigan and now here at the Art for Saginaw Gallery. I also had a part in a group show in Saginaw in 2011 and part of a group show in 2016 at the Greater Flint Arts Center.

Since getting my first book published I have had 30 book published through the imprint createspace . My most prized book is “ Jumbled: an artist’s view of Parkinson’s”. I was diagnosed in 2010. Before this diagnosis I couldn't even draw with my right hand ( I am righthanded). Now I can draw with both hands . In a way having Parkinson's has improved my artwork . It has become “ richer”. 

Chris Heck drip painting

Chris Heck: Artist Biography

A long-time antiques dealer and collector of outsider art, Chris Heck travels the Midwest and the South in search of unique objects, sculptures, and paintings. HIs collections, along with his formal studies in anthropology, have informed his own artistic practice. He handcrafts live edge wood tables with metal inlays that are both sleek and modern yet raw at the same time. Heck is not limited to one medium as he also produces large-scale, abstract drip paintings that call to mind primordial organisms and the Italian practice of book marbling.