David Leonardis Gallery Reception

Searching for evocative contemporary paintings that will festoon the walls of any home or office? The David Leonardis Gallery (1346 North Paulina Street) located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, is hosting a reception on Saturday, February 15 and Friday, February 21, both days from 6-10pm. Attendees can view art from local artists and even design a piece of jewelry (earrings or necklace) to take home.

A group of diverse artwork will be featured including Christine Parisi, along with Howard Finster, Mark Lamb, Chris Peldo, Paul Kostabi, Christie Chew Wallace, Matt Geer, Marc Hauser, Chris Makos, Brenan Sharp, and Brittany Bindrim.

On what inspired Ms. Parisi’s current collection, she explains, “I was inspired by science and science fiction. I am mainly a portrait artist, so I’m have a few pieces playing on the way imagery surrounding science affects our notions of the body, and a few pieces that mash science fiction with other genres, just for fun.”

With regards to Ms. Parisi’s favorite piece titled “Venus of Data,” she shares, “It’s a portrait of Data, from Star Trek the Next Generation, a parody of Manet and Titians’ Venuses.  The actor who played Data, Brent Spiner somehow got a look at it and sent me a personal message via Twitter.  Any Star Trek TNG fan will know how truly monumental this is.”

For additional information, visit David Leonardis Gallery.


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.