Adriana Poterash: Surreal World of Alliances

ON VIEW: September 16 – October 29, 2023

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Synesthesia Workshop | Sunday, October 1st, 1-3 pm RSVP

Artist Talk | Sunday, October 29 RSVP

Adriana Poterash is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Evanston. She was born in Romania, spent her childhood in St Petersburg, and immigrated to the US in her late teens. She received her BS in Chemistry at the UIC, Associate in Fine Arts at the Harper College, and her BFA in Studio Arts with concentration on Painting and Ceramics at the SAIC.

Her paintings are a surreal world of uncommon alliances converging into unexpected unions. The collapsing perspectives, deteriorating images revealing hidden layers underneath are to reflect the fragility of our physical world and complexity of our memories. Integrating traditional oil painting with phototransfers, 3-D materials and new media, she achieves a seamless image of altered reality to provoke a thought or an emotional impulse in a viewer.

The materiality of textures make her paintings to be truly appreciated in physical viewing vs digital – it has to be a personal experience face-to-face. Most titles are simplified to remove her ego and to allow the viewer freedom to interpret the image according to one’s senses. Experiencing and interpreting the complexity of our synapses through art is one of the most precious human experiences.


This exhibition will be held in the Main Second Floor Gallery of the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors and staff. 

Gallery Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–6pm

Friday: 9am–5pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Emma Rose Gudewicz, Director of Development and Exhibition Manager, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 102.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and EAC's general membership.