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Jul 10, 2009

Amanda Visell & Michelle Valigura @ Rotofugi (7.10)


Tonight's (Friday, 7.10) the night... Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura both open new exhibitions at Rotofugi in Chicago (7-10 PM).  Visell's Volcanoes for Beginners and Michelle's Slap Happy both feature new work in a medium relatively new to each artist. 

Amanda has worked closely with Fully Visual to create 2.5D metal sculptures.  Each sculpture is limited to just 3 pieces (Lost, Dark Ages, and Super Nova editions).   From the Jackalope to the Pegaphunt, the hand-made sculptures are impressive and substantial -- the bases alone weigh 10 pounds (and no, that's not a typo). 

While Michelle is well-known for her plush and her wood sculptures, she's found a new outlet for her creativity -- ceramics.  For Slaphappy she's produced a large body of work ranging from bowls and mugs to stand-alone sculpture.  From the use of various glazes and a willingness to relax symmetry concerns, Michelle has stepped outside her comfort zone to hone her artistic vision. 

Both artists will be at the opening and Amanda will hold a sketch/signing session from 7PM to 8:30 PM.  Volcanoes for Beginners and Slap Happy both run through July 31st. Please with Rotofugi to check on the availability of show pieces -- lots of great spots available.

Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

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