Dan Grzeca is a Chicago-born illustrator and printmaker. He has been screen-printing since the mid-nineties, contributing to the nascent and then burgeoning roster of Chicago Poster makers by creating a visual documentation of the Free and Improvised music being made by Ken Vandermark, The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, and Caffeine among others. He has gone on to make work for big, famous bands, but still gets the most satisfaction out of making work that ties into music produced by talented friends.
His idiosyncratic style is achieved using pencil and scratchboard drawing techniques which are then transferred to screens for multi-layered printing. Dan spends a lot of time thinking about the screen-printing process in both a painterly and stripped down way, attempting to achieve aesthetic freedom by limiting choices in the composition process. Success to him is measured by visual boldness, stark imagery, subtle color layers, and ink-stained clothing.
“Dan Grzeca’s Top 20” will highlight twenty songs, pieces of music, musicians and bands that have inspired him over the past two decades. Music is an intangible experience that unites us all by way of rhythm and an intrinsic understanding of the human experience that transcends language. It is a great challenge to bring this movement to paper but Grzeca’s work is at the pinnacle of capturing the experience. Galerie F is thrilled to be working with not only a Chicago printmaking icon but also one of the foremost gig poster designers of our time.
The exhibition opening will take place from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 28th.
Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages provided at the opening from
Three Floyds Brewing Co., The Hop Butcher and Perrier.
Details may be found at www.GalerieF.com.
Remaining artwork will be on sale Wednesday, November 2 at 5PM CST on GalerieF.com. This is to give attendees and in-store purchases first grabs at this artwork.
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