“What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-’98”
September 14 – January 12
Organized by internationally renowned local artist Phyllis Bramson, the collection will feature pivotal works of the Chicago Imagists movement. Bramson says of the exhibition, “Many have struggled with understanding and processing the term ‘Chicago Imagism’ since it was first used in the early 1970s, including artists that built on the ideas of their peers or sought to break free from expectations of that legacy. What Came After better defines and celebrates this later generation of artists, which have been called third generation Imagists, Post-Imagists, and the Chicago School.”
“From Here to There”
September 23 – January 19
This multimedia showcase, curated by the Spertus Institute, will feature four Chicago contemporary artists: Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone. The collection, inspired by the natural world, is set to evoke the concept of Lech Lecha, a Hebrew phrase from the third parashah that translates as “go forth.” The artists will be experimenting and stretching boundaries of their artistic practices with works that will include drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations.
“Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other”
October 3 – December 14
The Wrightwood 659 gallery will collaborate with the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid, to bring the first retrospective exhibition from acclaimed Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida to the United States. The collection includes some 70 paintings, drawings, and notebooks from the artist, and showcases some of Ishida’s most prolific pieces of work depicting the hardships of everyday life in Japan during a
time of nationwide economic recession.
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