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Creations & Libations with Elephant Room Gallery

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Creations & Libations with Elephant Room Gallery

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 The Blackstone

Join us in our lobby with Elephant Room Gallery to browse artworks by local Chicago artists Jennifer Cronin and Keelan McMorrow.

Entrance to this event is complimentary. Timothy's Hutch will be open for business. RSVP through our Facebook Event Page hereShow this event page or your room key at Timothy's Hutch to receive one complimentary glass of wine. 

About the Artists

Jennifer Cronin

Wandering. Looking for something to follow. Hoping to find a hint of something that is genuine and
true. In my early work, it is a playful tale of imagination weaving itself throughout my daily life. It is a
dream that has taken a grip in my consciousness and won’t let go. A wistful yearning for something
more. A quiet reflection on the mystery of the everyday. The brilliance and beauty that can be lost if
you don’t try to catch it.

As time has passed, I have turned my search outward. Searching for meaning in the lives of others
and the surrounding world. Hoping that we can all connect through our lives lived, our sense of
empathy, our individual stories, our hopes and aspirations, and our shared struggles and
disappointments. Chasing after the mystery and complexity of our lives, and the fingerprints that
we leave behind in this world.

Untitled no. 3 (from the peculiar manifestation of paint in my everyday life), Oil on Canvas, 56" x 84", 2010

Keelan McMorrow

Keelan McMorrow is an internationally collected artist based out of Chicago. Construing life as a struggle that’s drunk with joy, Keelan paints images that strive to correlate such unlikely bedfellows as pain and jubilation – for truth lies in incongruities, and such contrasts are thereby universally relatable. More concretely, his deft usage of classical realism, woven through elemental abstractions of graphite and paint in deceptively subdued hues, depicts these polarities of existence in toto, as myths, in forms like modern hieroglyphs. A self-taught artist, McMorrow exceeds the notion that classical training is a necessary prerequisite to speaking through paint; he’s a storyteller – like his ancestors, he’d tell you – or rather he’s just like all of the rest of us, speaking his way through life while trying to understand.