Word to Mother: Forgot How To Fly

Saturday, May 6 – 27, 2017 6 – 10 pm

1016 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening reception: Saturday May 6, 6-10pm
Exhibition on view: May 6-27, 2017

London-based artist Word to Mother was born and raised in an English seaside town. After attending art school for illustration, Word to Mother entered into the art world. Word to Mother creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings, often atop pieces of salvaged wood. 

Suggestions of nostalgic sign writing and unmistakable WTM figures feature within a salvaged environment where they appear to have existed for years. A beautiful juxtaposition, of fragile and emotive elements shown through subtle textures and washes of color, but with a strength and confidence fused with his signature patterns, architecture & figures. His work is melancholic yet fun and playful. With an earthy ‘London’ palette of grey tones accentuating splashes of brighter ‘seaside’ colors of fluorescent red, pink, yellows and turquoise which give the paintings an optimistic feel. 

Word to Mother has exhibited in both the UK and the US and has been featured in various publications including Juxtapoz and Hi Fructose.