Just Opened – Mike Helbing and Roxane Legenstein at UIMA

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents art of Mike Helbing and Roxane Legenstein, two contemporary Chicago artists working with metals in innovative ways.

Mike Helbing’s sculptures exist as the material state of the spirit of play. He uses many found elements, so many of his pieces are additive and the first step in his sculptural process is collecting materials. After he finds a piece of metal of exactly the right shape and size, he balances or plays off one shape against another as he builds his structures.

Roxane Legenstein keeps color to a minimum, using just copper, gold, silver and iron filings on vinyl, a process she originated herself, inspired by the black sand she encountered on Lake Michigan’s eastern beaches.

The exhibit runs from August 19th – October 6th, 2011

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Avenue
Gallery Hours:  Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 4:00pm
773-227-5522
www.uima-chicago.org

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