Alessandro Gallo Figurative Ceramic Workshop @ Lillstreet Art Center

Alessandro Gallo Figurative Ceramic Workshop
Italian sculptor Alessandro Gallo comes to Chicago to participate in a month-long residency and instruct a 3-day workshop in figurative ceramic sculpture.

Alessandro Gallo is an Italian artist currently residing in Genoa, Italy. After studying Law at the University of Genoa, Alessandro moved to London where he studied at Central St Martin’s College of Art; followed by a BA at Chelsea School of Art, graduating in 2002. Since 2002, his work has been exhibited at Jill George Gallery and in group shows in London and Italy. His artwork has also been featured in major art fairs in the UK and the US. In 2003,2005 and 2006, Gallo exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2006 his first solo exhibition was held at Jill George Gallery and the second solo show in February 2008. His work features human/animal hybrids, across many media and especially clay. Animals have biological features and behavioral patterns that can be extended to humans, lending themselves to embody humorously- the basic disposition of a person, his kernel or ‘nature’. For more information and pictures of the work, visit www.alessandrogallo.net
Alessandro will hold a workshop at Lillstreet clay studio in Lakeside, Michigan (70 miles north of Chicago). Daily sessions will focus on fundamentals of how to create a sculpture, taking an idea and making it real. Demonstrations, talks and slideshows will be accompanied by hands-on experimentation. Pieces completed by participants will be fired after the workshop and available for pickup within four weeks.
For full details see http://www.lillstreet.com/class-detail/3771
Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly Chicago environment, which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education, and an outreach program.
More information about Lillstreet Art Center at http://www.lillstreet.com
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 773.769.4226 eric@lillstreet.comvia Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

InformationDate: Friday, October 08, 2010 – Sunday, October 10, 2010Hours: 10am-6pm Site: Lillstreet Art Center – 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. Chicago, IL 60640Organized by: Lillstreet Art Center In collaboration with: NevicaProject