September 2, 2016 from 6 – 9pm
First Show at the New Gallery 200 Location
103 West Washington Street
See the animal photographs and meet the artist, Mike Smith at the opening reception. Enjoy light refreshments as you explore the new location of Gallery 200 – just a couple blocks west of the old location.
Zoos Gone Wild is a photographic collection of zoo animals showing their own, distinct, personalities. My images are the result of spending hours observing the animals and then freezing a moment in time, reflecting their unique character.
I have created a gallery of images on canvas for a different viewpoint. Some have been affixed to the back of windows to give the impression of viewing wildlife from the comfort of a wilderness cabin. I have found that printing on different substrates gives you the feeling of being there, an artist’s conception, and a unique point of view as you gaze upon the windows. The project brings you closer to the wonders of wildlife that we live with throughout the world.
~ Mike Smith
There is plenty of free parking on the west side of the new gallery location at 103 W. Washington, West Chicago, IL
“Zoo Gone Wile” will be on display for the entire month of September