“Summer Love”

"Art is Business"

Exhibition dates are July 28, 2012, to August 28, 2012, with an
Opening on August 10,2012  7-11pm
International Arts Group Phantom Gallery
4161 N Damen Ave, Chicago Ill 60619

International Arts Group Phantom Gallery is presenting three new artists in a show that deals with the search for love and beauty. Their work provides a refreshing look at love, relationship, and trying to find a person's place in modern culture.


Beth Enterkin is an artist and art therapist living and working in Chicago, IL.  Beth earned her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Art in Art Semiotics from Brown University.  As an art therapist, Beth works with trauma survivors and guides them in using artwork to access their own power to heal their emotional scars and enrich their lives.  As an artist, Beth aspires to create something positive from something negative, her work explores beauty from suffering, understanding from pain, fascination and engagement from tedium. 

The paintings featured in this show are from Beth’s Coca Cola series.  This series is about transforming the way that we look at our everyday lives.  There are a plethora of visual possibilities (and a great deal of beauty) to be found in what is at first glance a mundane, familiar object; if only we take the time to see them.

Nicholas Conlon who learned everything on the streets in meat, potato, beer, and gun atmosphere graduated from Southern Illinois University. Nick is the creative director of “Out of the Loop”, which brings local artists together with commercial property owners to fill the empty storefronts around Chicago’s neighborhoods.  He believes by putting art in the windows of these storefronts we create full-on art galleries that benefit not only the artist and the property but the surrounding area, the neighborhood, and the City of Chicago. His first “Out of the Loop” project “EVERYTHING”, is a retrospect of Nicholas’ Art Fashion, Film, Poetry, and Music.” His popup gallery is located at 3004 N. Pulaski, space open on June 29, 2012. www.outoftheloop.us
"Out of the Loop Gallery on Pulaski"
Also presenting their work from Greg Lyle is a poet and a painter whose advice is to love large and carelessly, because life is unexplainable, yet here we are, and the gallery permanent collection Piotr Wolodkowicz, Mark Matejko Bugaj, Lewis Rice, Alan Emerson Hicks, Marianna Buchwald.
Mark Matejko

The International Art Gallery space is a collaboration project between International Arts Group and the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. This project was created to promote up and coming artists and expose them to curatorial practices in an international gallery setting.

Gallery curators are Piotr Wolodkowicz, Lewis Rice, and Alan Emerson Hicks.
For more information please call Piotr Wolodkowicz, at 773- 592- 3442

Interested in submitting an application for presenting in the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, send in your bio, jpegs,  to phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com.