FREEPORT (WIFR) -- The main galleries at the Freeport Art Museum are being completely transformed by street artists Corey Hagberg, Sarah Danielle Stewart and photography by Benjamin Smith in an exciting new exhibition Festering Auras opening on Friday, August 16th. Large spray-painted murals covering the gallery walls will surround other works on panel that support the show’s overall theme of beautification versus decay.
About Corey Hagberg
Corey Hagberg is an artist living in Rockford, Illinois. Working with paint and screen prints on canvases and wall murals, his work deals with taboo topics such as death and mental illness, while often presenting a gentle and optimistic point of view. Currently working out of his studio in Rockford, Ill., Corey Hagberg has shown at Fountain Art Fair Miami, Oh No Doom!, Around the Coyote, Flat Iron arts, Rockford Art Museum, Paper Crown Gallery, Chicago Truborn, Clark Arts Gallery at Rockford College, J.R. Kortman Center for Design, and Praire Street Gallery among others. In 2013 he has exhibited work in the Pick me Up Contemporary Graphics Show in London with his 5-artist collaborative print posse, Fatherless. He is also scheduled to exhibit at Fountain Art Fair in New York City.
About Sarah Danielle Stewart
Sarah Danielle Stewart lives for the oddities in life. Inspirations include kitsch and vintage oddities, cartoons, comics, Mod and Rod culture, nature, mechanics, decadence and gluttony. She works most with enamels, oils, acrylic, illustration markers and colored pencils on a wide variety of surfaces. Her experience and work range from hyper-realistic fantasy based fine art, to both realistic and cartoon illustration, to pinstriping and custom hot rod painting. Sarah has exhibited work at the Fountain Art Fair, Miami; in Cat Fight, a three Woman show at Rockford Art Deli, No Place for Cucumber Trees at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia; Flesh in Rainbows, a one-woman show at Kortman Gallery in Rockford.
Show opens 8-16-13 with a reception at 6pm and an artist talk at 630. Reception ends at 9pm and show will remain on display until 9-14-13. Light snacks and drinks provided. Free digital print available to the first 20 guests. Limited edition t-shirts and screen prints available for purchase at opening and through the artists there after.