Summer Visions: Monique Meloche Gallery & Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2022 1 – 2:30 pm

927 Noyes St. Studio 222, Evanston, IL 60201

Meet at Monique Meloche Gallery, 451 North Paulina St., Chicago

Investigate different relationships depicted in two galleries next door to each other. Delve into Cheryl Pope’s Variations on a Love Theme, an exhibition at Monique Meloche Gallery that accentuates personal narratives through her unique textile paintings. In large-scale, beautifully composed works, the artist explores the complex, quiet, emotional shifts between connection and loss in romantic relationships. We’ll talk about Pope’s depictions of male and female relationships in interior spaces as well as her portrayals of nurturing mothers in beach scenes. Gallerist Monique Meloche will be present to explain the Miami-based artist’s unusual textile process and her artistic evolution. Then, at Mariane Ibrahim’s vast space, view works by Oakland-based artist Ian Michael, who discusses gentle relationships between men and women, fluctuating between depicting images with line and with flat areas of color.


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Image Credit: Orange You Glad I Said Banana by Ian Michael, 36x31 inches