Back to All Events

OPENING RECEPTION | Fine Romance: A Marriage of Color and Form by Layne Jackson

We are thrilled to welcome artist Layne Jackson to Ampersand Cowork with her solo exhibition "Fine Romance: A Marriage of Color and Form" opening Friday, October 6. 

A Texas native and long-time Chicago resident, Jackson has created a vibrant collection of Gouache paintings inspired by the complex intersection of her global travel, textile colorists, light sources and nature present in her urban landscape. The artist carries on the heritage of illuminated books, fabric design and botanical paintings in her use of branches and leaves as the base to construct contemporary patterns of found objects and evocative color. 

The paintings, all on cotton paper hand-milled in an 11th century mill in southern France, present the "fine romance" ignited when the saturated color and the artist's lexicon of forms meet and marry. 

Exhibition dates: October 6- December 15, 2017. 

Learn more about Layne Jackson at

Ampersand Cowork is Logan Square's new coworking and event space at 3317 West Fullerton. Curators Laura Ellsworth and Kate Adams will bring emerging Chicago artists to Ampersand Cowork in bi-monthly exhibitions. 
Visit for business hours and membership details. 
Exhibition opening party Friday October 6, 6:00-10:00 pm
Extended exhibition opening hours Saturday October 7, 12:00-5:00 pm and during all regular business hours of Ampersand Cowork. 

For viewing by appointment and other art inquiries, contact the curators at

Ampersand Cowork
3317 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Earlier Event: September 28
Ameya Pawar for Governor Fundraiser
Later Event: November 15
Free Coworking Day!

Drop in, have a steady desk, a private office, or use our conference room–choose what’s right for you!