“Passed Glances” by Ilyana Schwartz, Show Runs Through Feb 12th


1549279_591078624295090_1692114754_nPlease join Paperish Mess on Saturday, January 11th from 7-11pm for the opening night of Passed Glances by Chicago-based wood block printer, Ilyana Schwartz.

To celebrate the opening of the month-long installation, we’ll have complimentary drinks and libations on hand throughout the evening! This will be our last show until Spring, so we hope you’ll join us, hang out and enjoy sweet artwork by this *absolutely* fantastic artist!

Artist Statement from Ilyana Schwartz:

This work explores pattern, mark, and shape making
through the medium of woodblock prints. I am drawn
to how the harsh lines of the wood and the sectioned
patterns can depict emotion on a human face. It is for
this reason that I originally chose to make portraits. As I
began my process of carving people, my work ultimately
took the form of a crowd.

Opening Reception Date/Time: Saturday, Jan 11th 7pm-11pm
Show Runs through Feb 12, Tues-Fri 12-7, Sat & Sun 12-6

Address: Paperish Mess, 1955 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Contact Info: (email) paperishmess@gmail.com or (phone) 312.265.1497

Website(s): paperishmess.com and ilyanaschwartz.com

Public transit accessible via #50 Damen and #66 Chicago. Closest subway lines are Chicago (Blue), Damen (Blue), Division (Blue).




Opening Night!


Opening Night!


ShopKitty hanging with her new friends