Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Sinergia Arts
Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Sinergia Arts specialize in works which offer a socio-psychological perspective to the viewer. Through art and experiential curation, we showcase artists whose philosophies examine, encourage and ultimately connect the emotional experience to human existence.
We are committed to supporting creatives working in all artistic disciplines and across all genres, as well as those at various career levels. We are also proud to sponsor public art projects that we feel are innovative and unique- those which perpetuate and contribute to the dialogue about art accessibility and art in an open landscape.
Our mission combines our passion for all things art, arts education, philanthropy, and community engagement.
Most importantly, we believe art is for everyone.
Lindsey Meyers & Simone Garcia - Curators & Gallery Owners
Based in Chicago, our team offers unique curatorial services, including art program project development and management, innovative design and re-design solutions and interior and exterior art placement. Through the implementation of new and non-traditional artworks and installations, we aim to enhance everyday environments by showcasing both highly recognizable and emerging national and international talents.
Collectively, we see each project through from conceptualization to installation, and have access to all available mediums, even those utilizing performative and interactive elements. With our combined experience of over 25 years in the field, we believe our carefully-crafted curatorial approach lends itself to creating interesting and yet uncomplicated spaces, where art, energy and design can seamlessly and effortlessly come together.
Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space was the brain-child of local artist, curator and gallerist, Lindsey Meyers, and opened as the first true art gallery in Logan Square. The gallery was originally conceptualized as a mixed-use and multi-disciplinary space that focused on art, community, connectivity, arts education, public art access and philanthropy. Lindsey and her partner, Simone Garcia, oversaw all gallery operations including: curation, exhibition facilitation, events, bookings and media related to the gallery, and they recently closed the physical space after an incredible six-year run in order to curate off-site projects and events for various clients and properties- locally, nationally and internationally.
Lindsey is an self-taught photographer and mixed-media artist originally from the Northeast suburbs of Chicago. She attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts and Columbia College, and received her Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from The University of Southern California.
Lindsey is a member of the Chicago Ideas Week CIW Co-Op, the Co-Creator of Agassiz Elementary School’s Parent Art Co-Op and the former Logan Square Arts Festival Art Committee Head, as well as an I AM Logan Square board member.
In the Fall of 2014, Lindsey participated in, sponsored and facilitated a mural by and with local artist, Rachel Slotnick, at the Logan Square Blue Line stop on behalf of Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space- the multidisciplinary art gallery she opened in March of 2012. She curated and co-facilitated five murals along the Wabash Arts Corridor for the first ever Big Walls Festival 2016, featuring work by nationally and internationally recognized artists, such as Eduardo Kobra, Marina Zumi, Ricky Lee Gordon, Tararchy and Morley.
Having recently completed his two + year curatorial and managerial position with 15th & West Gallery in Pilsen, Chicago, Simone is credited with orchestrating the largest indoor mural show in North America, entitled “Once Upon A Wall- Infinite Life”. This unique narrative mural exhibition was born out of his desire to take that which is an often static format and create a structure where both audience and artist are drawn into engage with the art and concept more deeply. Working with a global group of artists, and in a variety of capacities, Simone focuses on projects that are nonlinear in content, setting and/or scope.
Simone’s current position managing Sapient Nitro’s internal IT systems for their Midwest Operations (Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit) has enabled him to blend his creative ideas and highly refined technical skills into both the art and tech fields. With over two years of leadership and experience in this position, he lends solid insights into the importance and impact of maintaining a strong social media and digital presence, current trends and strategies, as well as provides an acute awareness in recognizing emerging talent, trends and systems. Simone’s capabilities also include handling efficiencies and process development in both creative and advertising environments.
Lindsey and Simone spent much of 2016 curating for the likes of the SoHo House, (in both Chicago and Toronto), Chicago Loop Alliance, and The "L" Property, and as of May 2017, they became Art Directors for The Creme Project in Toronto. The pair are also the creators of the Footpaths Project slated to take place in Detroit in September of 2017.
In June of 2017, the City Of Chicago dedicated Kobra's Muddy Waters mural to the people of Chicago, and while in town for the festivities, Lindsey and Simone had the honor of facilitating a last minute mural with Kobra in Wicker Park which features famed street photographer, Vivian Maier. The duo also curated murals for The Western 1920 property with Chicago artist, Joe Miller and Mexico City artist, Libre HEM. They are hosting LIBRE and fellow Mexico City artist, Jorge Moedano, for and exhibition at Morgan's on Fulton in Chicago on June 27th, 2017.