New Works by The Grocer

Share Article

Foursided Gallery presents a "fresh" series of paintings by the fruit-and-veggie street artist.

You've seen his work on the streets of Chicago: beautifully rendered paintings of fruits and vegetables made on paper, cut to form, and mysteriously pasted upon the walls of our city.

As the sun rises, and the people shuffle along to their offices, they are struck by the sudden overnight appearance of a three-foot wide grapefruit slice, affixed to the window of an abandoned warehouse: its vibrant colors popping off of the drab building exterior, and beads of juice rolling down its sides. It is a pleasant surprise, and hard to snub as vandalism or graffiti. The unsuspecting audience is intrigued by this bold gesture, and perplexed that the only explanation comes in the form of a small blue "produce sticker" painted upon the grapefruit. It reads: The Grocer.

The Grocer is an enigma. We wonder how he can part with these creations (leaving them to brave the weather, the hands of strangers, and Mayor Daley's graffiti blasters). His un-commissioned gifts to the city have us curious.

We've seen cherries, watermelons, tomatoes, kiwis, eggplants, and even a horned melon…but the grocery bag is not empty. There is more produce coming soon to Foursided Gallery.

Foursided (http://www.foursided.com) is proud to present The Grocer's first solo show, featuring the artist's signature fruits and veggies, this time in a more portable, obtainable form.

Foursided Gallery in Andersonville presents:
New Works by The Grocer
October 5th through October 30th
Opening Reception Friday, October 5th 7p-10p

Foursided Gallery
5061 N. Clark St.     
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 506-8300
http://www.foursided.com

Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 11a-7p, Sun 12-5p, Closed Mondays

For further information or images, please contact Adrienne Janci at (773) 506-8300 at Foursided Gallery.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Adrienne Janci
Visit website

Media