“One & 1” Joanne Aono at Images Gallery 1-31-14

Joanne Aono and Sergio Gomez at Water Street Studios Gallery
Joanne Aono and Sergio Gomez at Water Street Studios Gallery

This Friday opens a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist Joanne Aono.  I had the opportunity to see her solo exhibition at the Lee E Dulgar Gallery in South Suburban College last year.  I was impressed by Joanne’s beautiful works and attracted to her meticulously rendered surfaces. The work is not only aesthetically beautiful but also layered with insightful meaning.  Joanne is also part of the current exhibition I Am American which I curated for Water Street Studios & Gallery.  I am very excited about her upcoming show at Images Gallery.  Do not miss it!!

Here is information about the show borrowed from the gallery’s Facebook page.

One & 1

JOANNE AONO in residence at IMAGES!!
January 31 – February 23, 2014

Please join us for “One & 1,” a solo exhibition of art by Joanne Aono. The show features abstract text drawings based on dualites stemming from being a twin and Japanese American. The Twin/Futago drawings are abstractions of the universal dualities we face in seeking both a collective and unique identity. The “Hashi”drawings combine the concept and process of manipulating graphite pencils like chopsticks. Using these two identical tools to make separate unique lines in unison is reflective of twins and their pursuit of individuality. A previous iteration of this exhibition was presented in October at the Lee Dulgar Gallery in South Holland.



Philip Hartigan wrote a nice review of Joanne’s October exhibition for Hyperallergic. You can read it herehttp://hyperallergic.com/88464/an-artist-who-merges-minimalisms/

Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 16, 4pm
Gallery Hours: Sundays 2-5pm and by appointment

Convenient to the CTA brown line Montrose or Damen stops, the Metra Ravenswood stop, with plenty of street parking.


One comment

  1. Outstanding work, intricate lines and values that surpass the ordinary. An Artist to watch, sleeping giant with a passion for the unseen!

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