Art at 801


801 Lofts presents art openings three times a year. The three-story atrium and public space is a gallery, Art at 801, to local and national artists who display their work on an ongoing basis.

Art and artisans change every four months to display new talent and media. Gallery openings offer residents and the association a chance to open their doors to friends, family and others who want to support our local art community.






Art at 801 Opening

Art at 801 Gallery presents
Material Sense curated by Mason Riddle

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
from 6pm - 9pm
The show runs through September.

Featuring Aaron Van Dyke, Carolyn Lee Anderson, David Lefkowitz, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen and Richard Barlow.

Join us for great art, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and great conversation.

Aaron Van Dyke

This series of paintings are on printed fabric. I paint stripes on the fabric and then cut away the original print from the fabric, leaving the stripes and unprinted fabric intact. The painted stripes essentially hold the painting together.

Carolyn Lee Anderson

In her new series, Disillusion/Dissolution, Carolyn Lee Anderson shines the light of observational presence on difficult and challenging issues that entangle and torture the mind. "There are so many threads, so many influences, so many contradictory perceptions. We are all searching for truth, but the most important truth that I have found thus far is I don't know."

David Lefkowitz

My contributions to Material Sense, paradoxical artifacts made of wood and wood by-products, emphasize our culture’s ambivalent relationship to the natural world. We want it both ways- we romanticize the Great Outdoors- we like the appearance of a degree of disorderly “naturalness”- but we don’t want mosquitoes and avalanches. We’re perfectly content to purchase commodities derived from extracted resources, but we also seek out picturesque vistas that disguise the effects of those processes.

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

I use clothing as subject matter because it provides me a ground on which to investigate identity and corporeality.  My garments can encompass narrative qualities, illustrate and dissolve bodily fears, or act as talismanic devices.

Richard Barlow

I am interested in how images produce meaning. In several recent series I have been working with landscape images appropriated from advertising, mass culture and art history.


801 Lofts presents art openings three times a year in their Art at 801 Gallery. The three-story atrium and public space at 801 Washington Avenue North in The North Loop Neighborhood is a gallery to local and national artists.


Jan Elftmann