Greg Ito at Andrew Rafacz

Artist: Greg Ito

Exhibition title: Lullaby

Venue: Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, US

Date: June 23 – August 19, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce Lullaby, a solo exhibition by Greg Ito in Gallery Two.

Chicago, IL, June 23, 2017– ANDREW RAFACZ presents Lullaby, a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures set in an environmental installation by Greg Ito. The exhibition continues through Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Ito’s paintings utilize a lexicon of images and symbols, pared down and crisply rendered, that cultivate tensions aimed to evoke emotional response. Ito uses sculptural objects as props, while treating installation as a scenic component to the work, using multiple mediums as tools to tailor experience.

Within Ito’s dismantled narratives, one can find references to children’s books and popular culture, along with a multitude of symbols used repeatedly throughout his practice. Ito also integrates color within his visual language, becoming another thread that is woven into the work.

Nestled among the clouds, atop a spire, you will encounter Lullaby, offering a tale of the world we live in.

GREG ITO (b. 1987, Los Angeles) earned his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (2008). Ito is currently on view in Broken Language at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Made in San Francisco at Romer Young, San Francisco; Expat at R/SF, San Francisco; Soothsayer at Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Summer Fling:The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt, New York; and Over and Under, MON CHÉRI, Brussels in 2016; The Order of Shadowboxing, Et al., San Francisco and After Gruen at SADE, Los Angeles in 2015. Ito lives and works in Los Angeles.

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, exhibition view, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago

Greg Ito, Cage (Lullaby, 2017), 2017, Powder coated steel, Acrylic on ceramic and wood, wax candles, Dimensions variable

Greg Ito, Paradise, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 20.5 in x 28.5 in

Greg Ito, Lullaby, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 55 in x45 in

Greg Ito, Guardian, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 55 in x45 in

Greg Ito, Night Light, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 22 in x 9 in

Greg Ito, Embrace, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 22 in x 9 in

Greg Ito, Vanity Mirror (Lullaby, 2017), 2017, Acrylic on altered object, 13.5 in x 9 in x 6 in

Greg Ito, Vanity Mirror (Lullaby, 2017), 2017, Acrylic on altered object, 13.5 in x 9 in x 6 in

Greg Ito, Wine Glass (It Started With A Rose, 2016; Lullaby, 2017), 2016, Acrylic on altered object, 3.5 in x 3 in x 8.5 in

Greg Ito, Spoons (Lullaby, 2017), 2017, Acrylic on altered object, 1 in x 6 in x 1.5 in

Greg Ito, Dishware (It Started With A Rose, 2016; Lullaby, 2017), 2016, Acrylic on altered object, Dimensions variable

Greg Ito, Stool (Lullaby, 2017), 2017, Acrylic on wood, 13 in x 12 in x 12 in

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