Unique art exhibit opens Nov. 17 at Re-invent Gallery
News-Sun staff report November 14, 2012 5:14PM
Exhibit titled “Lost and Found: Industrial Sculptures and Photographic Studies” will be on display Nov. 17 through Dec. 8 at Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest.
Updated: January 14, 2013 4:49PM
LAKE FOREST — “Lost and Found: Industrial Sculptures and Photographic Studies” will be on display Nov. 17 through Dec. 8 at Re-invent Gallery, at 202 E. Wisconsin.
Steven Gallagher, a professional ironworker, and Jason Bennett Harris, a strategic business consultant, are both fathers of four and creators of hundreds of imaginative artworks. Together they have created a new art exhibit that reflects the full scope of their many talents and creativity, mixed with equal parts whimsy and wow.
Gallagher has hand-crafted a metal menagerie of captivating animal sculptures, including a 5-foot-high T-Rex made from reclaimed Model T parts, as well as functional industrial art pieces, from trivets to tables.
Harris’ work features compelling multimedia offerings, including engaging photographic collages enriched with life insight.
For the first time, the two men have also collaborated on a major original art piece and custom-craft prototype — merging Gallagher’s metalwork skills with Harris’ mixed media talents to create a bold and beautiful iron-and-art-glass dining table.
The pre-opening night party, with artists in attendance, will be held Nov. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.. Advance reservations required. Admission is freewill. All art will be for sale through the Gallery. For more information, call (224) 544-5961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org