Thursday, August 26, 2010

Welcome to Chicago: My Kind Of Town

Left Side: Anatomy of The Artist                       by Crystal Neubauer

Tomorrow night, Friday August 27th, I'll be setting up shop with my art and objects at the Cloth Paper Scissors Create Retreat, Artists' Faire and welcoming you to my neck of the woods. Chicago is just a short jaunt from home for me and I'm commemorating the occasion with a new series titled "My Kind of Town".

Anatomy of The Artist                               by Crystal Neubauer

This series of collage & acrylic works incorporates a small series of digital collages I previously created from photographs taken during a visit to Navy Pier in Chicago, November 2008. 
Side View: Anatomy of The Artist         by Crystal Neubauer

"Anatomy of The Artist" speaks of the complexity of life, our Creator and the beauty to be found in all of creation. It measures 6" x 18" and is sealed with a textured acrylic gel medium that has a subtle wheels and gears pattern made with stencil from MaryBeth Shaw's line.

Reel Life                    by Crystal Neubauer

Also measuring 6" x 18", "Reel Life" is a skyline view of the city from Navy Pier with a dreamy surreal quality designed to evoke thoughts of a life that is larger then the individual, with consideration to the role one was created to play.

Right Side: Reel Life                       by Crystal Neubauer

In addition to these larger canvases, I have created a few small collages for the series "My Kind of Town" for purchase, along with my new series "For The Birds", many of my abstract collage works, some of my jewelry items, and of course a wide variety of my unique objects and paper packs for you to use in your own art projects. If you are planning to attend the CPS Create Retreat, or are in the Chicago area tomorrow night, be sure to stop by the Artists' Faire at the Hilton Rosemont, Chicago O'Hare, just outside Chicago from 6 - 9pm. The event is open to the public.

Left Side: Reel Life                       by Crystal Neubauer


  1. Beautiful, Crysatl!! Wish I could be there!! Have fun!!

  2. Stunning compositions! Very magical and evocative color and mood. Best wishes on your show. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
    xoxo Kim

  3. Quite compelling,and I like the unusual size & shape.

  4. open to the public, 'eh? just what bus do i take from honolulu, hawaii to get to the hilton rosemont?! hah. if only!!!

    crystal. you are going to rock it at the artists' faire, woweee! and what wonderful exposure too. all those eyes get to feast on your versatility as an artist and your yummy offerings! :) yay!

  5. CRYSTAL....this is really impressive! LOVE IT! Violette

  6. I love the smokey colors that give such a mysterious air to these paintings.

  7. I really like these a lot. I think the orientation of the canvas is wonderful. They are simply gorgeous!!!

  8. Hope you had a great time at Create. These creations of yours are stunning! Absolutely love the colors.

  9. These are great Crystal!

  10. FABULOUS!!!
    I absolutely adore chicago - have gone twice with my sisters and my mom for a long weekend of shopping, etc.
    i love it - i would live downtown in a loft if i was rich.
    so, okay, i'm not rich so i'll be staying right here:)

    i would go to chicago any time with you, my sweet friend!!