Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago opened a new “Netherland” exhibit entitled The Dirty Bourbon River Show on October 3, 2014. Several of the pieces have already sold but some are still available via their website.
Artist/gallery curator David “Netherland” van Alphen lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Though David’s family was from Holland, he was born in Toronto, and has been in Chicago for the last nine years. Being a child of the 70’s has influenced him greatly and is reflected in most of his work. Juxtaposing images, his color choices and the new modern context comes through his nostalgic imagery and helps to isolate and enhance them into a beautiful montage. David does not resize, photocopy or scan any of the images he uses. All images are cut directly from their original source and and pieced together to keep each piece unique. David has shown at many galleries throughout the U.S. and sold out his first solo show in January 2008.
Netherland’s pieces have a wonderful glossy resin finish but it is difficult to render with images online. Imagine the online images with a bit of a clear candy coating! All pieces featured on the Rotofugi website can be shipped and they are ready to hang as is.
Rotofugi Gallery is located at 2780 N Lincoln Avenue right on the border between Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. The closest train stop is the Brown Line Diversey station.