Undercurrents: Works by Michelle Stone & Susan Smith Trees

Opening: Friday, Jun 14, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Jun 14 – Aug 3, 2019

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Susan Smith Trees is a sculptor who has exhibited throughout the United States for the past 25 years. She is known for creating installations, wall reliefs, and floor works in a wide range of materials including thermoplastic, polyurethene, cast bronze and resin. Trees has won numerous awards including the Artists Program Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and commissions from the Open Lands Association of Lake Forest, Il. She has been represented by Gallery H in Three Oaks, Michigan and her work has appeared in “Calculated Leap” by Teresa Devine, “Sculpture Invasion 2016” published by the Koehnline Museum of Art, and “Strong Exhibits for a February Spring” the Paul Klein Art Letter.   Her sculptures and drawings are included in private collections throughout the United States. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. susansmithtrees.com

Michelle Stone is a veteran Chicago artist, best known for her constructed, impasto, painted, acrylic sculptures. Stone builds hybrid shapes hovering between figure and abstraction. Various sized forms crawl on walls, and floors, at times developing into elaborate installations and menageries. In addition to sculpture, she creates portraits, paintings, and drawings that explore relationships, evolving along a wide spectrum of the human condition.  Stone has shown widely, is affiliated with Ceres Gallery, NYC, Chicago Sculpture International, and Dialogue Chicago, has a studio in Chicago with Cornelia Building Artists, and lives in Chicago. michellestoneart.com