Art Exhibit at the Bike Room

Don’t miss the “Milk and Water” art exhibit, running from September 28 through October 26, at the Bike Room in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
On display? Paintings by Katherine Jost and Leslie Greene. A description of the exhibit:”Merging at the confluence of spontaneity and deliberation, each artist rides a current of liquid abstraction. Together, they offer a churning blend as homogenous as oil and water – their trajectories whirlpool in and spew apart, each painter reclaiming bits of debris collected along the way.”
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ms. Jost’s abstract paintings conjure up images of white milk, ergo the title of the exhibit. She shares, “I reference individual experiences which can be perceived as universal, such as conceiving and birthing human life.” Ms. Jost currently teachers in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ms. Greene’s abstract paintings are described as  “watercolors imbued with the sharp clarity that daylight brings to shallow waters. Crisp broad-stroked patterns are erected and then fractured. Plaids and checks provide scaffolding to organize watery moments of whimsy and negotiation.” Titles of her paintings include Chemistry, Tuba, Liminal, and Ash, and her work exhibits internationally. Ms. Jost’s work was recently published in a children’s book in collaboration with writer Sandra Cisneros.
The Bike Room is located at 1109 West North Shore Avenue in Chicago. Call 773.329.7879 for more info.

About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.