Artists Mark and Carolyn McMahon will mount a process-oriented exhibit of paintings and drawings in steel plus rarely seen encaustic works by the late, legendary Franklin McMahon in an exhibit that runs from June 29 to August 10 at Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest.
Chicagoland art lovers can now admire and purchase paintings, drawings and metal sculptures by three members of the prominent McMahon family of artists, all under one roof. Art inspired by nature and travel will be showcased – with subjects ranging from endangered species, like the whooping crane, to recent travels inside Cuba. Several unique encaustic works from the estate of the late Franklin McMahon will also be featured.
In a creative twist, the multimedia exhibit will also feature some of the artists’ working samples of the finished art on display. In this way, gallery-goers will be able to follow the process of how the finished art was created, from beginning to end.
Of this new exhibit, Mark McMahon notes, “People often ask artists how they imagined and created a given piece. Carolyn and I thought it would add a whole new dimension to mount an exhibit that answers that question visually.”
Mark McMahon is an internationally renowned on-location artist with a 45-year career of accolades. His watercolors, drawings and murals grace museums and public installations throughout the world.
Carolyn McMahon’s award-winning sculpture and fine art is featured in diverse collections across the country. The focus and inspiration of her work is living figures and how spirit projects from them.
Franklin McMahon…Mark’s father, legendary painter Franklin McMahon, passed away in 2012 after a 70-year career as both an artist and art-reporter. Several of the famed painter’s encaustic/wax technique works will be featured in the show.
The McMahons’ exhibit runs June 29 through August 10 at the Re-invent Gallery, 202 E Wisconsin Avenue, Lake Forest. Gallery hours are 10-5, Mon-Sat. Visit reinventlf.com for more information. Save the date for an all-community picnic pARTy artists’ reception on July 17, from 3 to 7 p.m., in conjunction with a fundraiser for CROYA . There will also be an open house for the exhibit during Lake Forest Days, August 6-7.