Raw and Fragile

Opening: Friday, Jun 16, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jun 16 – Sep 1, 2023

3636 S. Iron
Chicago, IL 60609

The relationship between the artist and their creative work is often fraught with uncertainty, leaving many an artist feeling raw and fragile. 

Knowing that therein lies the possibility of growth, Amanda Gentry and Nathaniel Patschke embark upon new ways of working with raw materials from the natural environment in their approach to painting and the sculptural vessel. Both artists seek transcendence through their creative disciplines by being grounded in the earth. In Amanda’s paintings, through a telluric palette sourced from the earth itself, and in Nathaniel’s vessels, with organic forms evocative of subterranean roots. The result is a dialogue that invites the viewer into a renewed connection with the elemental.

Opening reception: Friday, June 16, 5–8 pm
Closing reception with Artist Talks: Friday, September 1, 5–8 pm


3636 S. Iron Street
Chicago IL 60609
847 922 5736
224 522 4525
Monday–Friday, by appointment only
Sunday, open to the public, 12–5pm


Image Credit: Amanda Gentry