• Rise & Shine – LIE + LUCX

    Posted on June 12, 2016 by in Solo Exhibitions

    Lie-Lucx-rise-and-shineRise and Shine is more than just a wake up mantra. Deconstructed, the phrase itself alludes to a way of life…a way of looking at the world head on and declaring ownership of ones experience. While “bad things” certainly do happen to “good”/all people, what separates the dreamers from the achievers is the reaction to said happenings. Rise and Shine is an homage to waking up every morning, persevering beyond adversity, and most of all, the dedication and commitment required to become a master of your craft; a master of yourself.

    Sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits, West Town Chicago, and Wabash Arts Corridor. Complimentary cocktails for those 21+ from New Amsterdam.

    June 18th – 6-10pm at Chicago Truborn (Chicago, IL)

    **The Opening Reception is 21+ but all ages are welcome for the remainder of the showing (on through July 24). Please check our website/FB page for store hours. Admission is always free!


    Lie (Jay Turner | b. 1982 | USA) is a Chicago Suburb born and based painter. After graduating from The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, he was a package designer/illustrator for 3 years until he opened Paper Crown Gallery in Arlington Heights, IL (2011). Submersing himself in the Chicago Street Art Scene, he became a student of urban art. Most of his work includes spray paint, acrylic, pencil, and some non-traditional techniques, however his work is ever changing as new inspirations and techniques unfold.

    {LUX: one measured unit of illuminance} LADY LUcX has been sharing her life through paintings and murals around Chicago, and the country, since 2010. Her mixed-media work explores the ideas of, intuition, finding magic in everyday things, women who defy convention, and the endless quest for balance in life. This is expressed with the heavy use of black and white color, tight line work with loose drips and clear details with vague backdrops- all uniting as one.