Art exhibit not to miss . . .
Patinas from the American Civil War by William Blake
Exhibit March through May at the Hinsdale Library
William Blake moved to Hinsdale with his family when he was seven and is a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School. He studied at the Florence Academy of Art in the summer of 2012, the Glasgow School of Art in the spring of 2013, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 2014.
In his work, Blake uses the techniques of classical representation in order to create his portraits. His beautifully rendered paintings are filled with figures taken from western history and from his own life. Using muted tones and direct gazes he creates the sense of stillness and reflection. Appropriating imagery from old masters, film, and contemporary art, he touches on ideas of nationality, dualism, politics, violence, and nostalgia.
Thursday, March 5, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Meet the artist and view his work during this open house.