Patty McWilliams - Faces

From October 16 - 31, Governors State University MA candidate, Patty McWilliams, is presenting her thesis exhibition at Union Street Gallery, a not-for-profit gallery whose mission is to encourage and nurture emerging and established artists and be a resource for art appreciation and education to the communities that make up the Chicago Southland. Union Street Gallery will host a public reception on October 16th from 6 to 9 p.m. and we encourage you to attend.

McWilliams' larger than life paintings depict expressively the unique physical appearance of her subjects, as the canvas size forces a close up perspective, which might be unlikely to achieve in real life. Unlike traditional portraiture, these portraits are not meant to flatter, but simply to express that which can be seen, as well as, intuited about the subject, all gathered soley from his or her unique face. While McWilliams subjects vary in age, race and gender, they have one main thing in common. Their ageless spirits shine through in expression and color in these paintings.

Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Blvd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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