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Vernissage & Exhibition

  • Wednesday, May 31 • 6:30 p.m.

  • On site • 54 W Chicago Ave

  • Free Admission • Artist talks in English

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Vernissage & Exhibition With visual artist Houria Aïdi Adams & photographer Katherine Spencer Carey

Join us to discover how Houria Aïdi Adams expands the boundaries of the visual language with her painting and textile art and tour the French wine country through the photographs of Katherine Carey. A selection of artworks by Houria Aïdi Adams conveys her passion for art and travel, characterized by her circular and free mark of intense emotion, and is reminiscent of her trips, discoveries, and encounters in an infinite space. This intense feeling is also amplified with musical inspiration, a rhyme mimicked in brushstrokes combining gestures and colorful vibrations. The exhibition will also feature photographs from Katherine Carey’s latest documentary project, “Une année en Corbières: A year in the Corbières”. The series depicts the work of Domaine Les Cascades, one of many vineyards at the forefront of a movement in the Corbières AOC that promotes not only a sustainable and organic way of cultivating the land and harvesting grapes, but also a more innovative and creative approach to the process of producing wine. Katherine has self-published a book of this project, which will be on sale during opening night.

There will be two artist talks followed by a reception. Please note, registration is required for the opening night, merci !

Exhibition open until July 27 during business hours.

About Houria Aïdi Adams

It was in Paris, France, that the talented artist Houria Aïdi Adams’ passion for art began. Since she was very young, always carrying her colors and her drawing board, Adams attended art classes in many Parisian studios. These places truly revealed her passion, and led her to begin her artistic journey. After graduating from the Fine Art University of Paris France, where she received an MA in Visual Arts, Adams continued to learn and live her passion by traveling and gaining inspiration from many different areas. She attended the School of Fine Arts in Florence Italy (majoring in painting), studied in Granada Spain, and again in Paris at the Duperré School, where she was enrolled in wall art/decor and photography courses. Eager to share her passion, Adams also taught Fine Arts in several high schools, and conducted creative workshops in France and later in Chicago.

About Katherine Spencer Carey

Katherine Spencer Carey is a French-American artist who has been photographing for over twenty years. Inspired by photography from a young age, Katherine fell in love with the medium for its ability to create visual poetry. Katherine works with both analog and digital photography and still loves to work in the darkroom. Her photographic work is primarily portraiture, landscape and documentary photography. Katherine has exhibited and lectured about her work in the United States and France, and has self-published numerous books of her photography and poetry. Katherine holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Originally from Connecticut, Katherine lived in France for many years with her husband before moving to Chicago in 2021.

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