NEW WORKS BY JUSTUS ROE
STANDING WAVE (a vibration of a system in which some particular points remain fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude.)
OCTOBER 14 - November 16
Opening reception: Saturday, October 14, 6-9 PM
Standing Passengers - 1458 W Chicago Ave
Standing Wave is a continuing series of paintings and sculpture installations exploring the intersection between wild style graffiti aesthetics and abstract landscape paintings. Influenced by architecture, city grid systems, and abstract art, the works are reminiscent of aerial perspectives and metropolitan environments.
“The taut and telegraphic murmur of ten thousand city wires, drawn most cruelly against a city sky. The rush of city waters, beneath the city streets. The passionate passing of the night’s last El.”
- Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning
Justus Roe is an artist, large-scale painter, and art/ technology educator based out of Chicago. Roe’s interest in art started in the late eighties influenced by subway and street painting, and eventually went on to study Fine Art at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Media Arts MFA at Columbia. He keeps an active studio and public practice, and has created works in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto and throughout Chicago.