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Parlour and Ramp

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2022

2130 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608


Open to the public: October 22nd & 23rd / 12-8pm


Featured Artists: Sally Traxler-Lavengood, Ryan Michel, Lily Szymanski, Cass Waters, Philip Berezney, Diane Soubly


Parlour and Ramp has been a community gallery in Pilsen for nearly 5 years. We aim to help up and coming local artists showcase their work and we host open door show receptions once a month. We also host community events as well as providing for local groups in need of a meeting space.


Gallery Mission Statement: Parlour and Ramp is a community studio and gallery space which aims to support early to mid career artists from Pilsen and neighboring areas. The aim of the gallery is to feature local artists and to introduce outside artists to Pilsen’s booming art culture by fostering collaborations between local and non local artists.  Parlour and Ramp is also a community space where local groups host their meetings and where organizations from all around Chicago host events such as Science talks, healing circles, comedy shows, and more.

Current Displaying Artist's Statement:  "mostest", a maximalist color show by resident artist, Sally Traxler-Lavengood. An oil painter working in very large and very small scale, Sally's work focuses around representational depictions of the human form and the human experience. Her paintings often depict objects of unexplained personal meaning which makes each individual's interpretations of the paintings unique to their life experiences.  This show is an accumulation of a year's worth of experimentation, focusing on mostly monochromatic paintings in an attempt to slow down and build stronger bonds with each color.

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