Monday, September 28, 2015

Julian Hoeber

             Julian Hoeber  Executed-Variant  2015  acrylic on linen  40 1/8" x 24 1/16"  

Friday, September 25, 2015

Roger Brown

                    Roger Brown  Cave Park  1971  oil on canvas  48" x 48"
                      Should you find yourself in Chicago, a visit to Russell Bowman's 
                    gallery is a must if you want to get a sense of the history of art 
                    there. Phyllis Kind was the spot in the 70's but is gone but not 
                    forgotten. Bowman's knowledge and candidness will make you 
                    want to return again and again.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pepa Prieto

             Pepa Prieto  The Eternal Return  2014  acrylic on canvas  72" x 60"

Monday, September 21, 2015

Erin Lawlor

              Erin Lawlor  Cleaver  2013  oil on linen  63.75" x 51"

I am not usually attracted to expressionistic abstraction but in Lawlor's case how could I not be. These elegant offerings delight the senses in every way. The paint handling is magnificent, the color thoughtful and the scale impressive. My first thought when I saw the work was, how does she keep those massive brushes so pristine as she paints and cleans each one throughout the process. They also reminded me a bit of Lesley Vance's work.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

John Phillips

                 John Phillips  Bubblegum  2013  acrylic on canvas  77" x 64"

Friday, September 18, 2015

Magalie Guerin

             Magalie Guerin  Untitled (Hat-Pinball)  2012  oil on canvas  20" x 16"

I have posted Guerin's work before on the blog. Her latest work is even more interesting than the last post. Her color, composition and references are pushing into areas that seem familiar yet disquietingly strange. I like the way she uses an object and lets it morph into what seems to be pure abstraction. She is one of the most interesting painters in Chicago and I am proud to say an alumnus of SAIC. Looking forward to seeing the next iteration.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Julia Fish

Julia Fish  ThresholdNorthwest  2010-2014  oil on canvas  23" x 38"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yevgeniya Baras

Yevgeniya Baras  Untitled  oil on canvas with artists frame  16" x 20"

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tom Burckhardt

                Tom Burckhardt  Acumulous  2012  oil on cast plastic  20" x 16"

Friday, September 11, 2015

Margaux Ogden

Margaux Ogden  Overcoming Paranoid Thoughts  2015  acrylic on canvas  70" x 66"

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Derk Thijs

                          Derk Thijs  Jonas  2013  oil on panel  23" x 16.5" 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Evelyn Statsinger

                 Evelyn Statsinger  Harvest Angel  1976  oil on linen  48" x 38"
 Thanks to William Conger for informing of the upcoming exhibition of Evelyn Statsinger.
She was a legend way before I arrived in Chicago in the early 70's. Born in 1927, she is part of the Monster Roster that also included Cosmo Campoli and Seymore Rosofsky. This image from 1976, the year I left, is indicative of her consummate color and drawing skills. Referencing nature and visionary elements, she became a harbinger of things to come. When I work today I feel indebted to her as I reference many of her motifs and color combinations. I could say the same for William Conger and many other grand artists from the region.

I am sure the opening at Richard Gray will be a fabulous affair and celebration of her wonderful life as an artist in the city.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lawrence Power

               Lawrence Power  3 on 4  2013  oil on canvas  98.42" x 78.74"  

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Interesting juxtaposition

              Dustin London  Endgame  2013  oil on canvas  48" x 40"

     Miyoko Ito  Untitled  (122)  1978  oil on canvas  45" x 43"

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Miriam Hitchcock

Miriam Hitchcock  Landscape With Sea Shell And Slippers  2015  mixed water based media with collage on linen  45" x 40"

Miriam is a FB friend and an excellent painter from California. I have been following her work for a few years now and am always excited to see what she will find interesting to paint. Her latest work is based along the lines of figure/landscape but with a decidedly abstract twist. The spontaneity of her paint application and thoughtful compositions are inviting and contemplative. She reminds of a poet as she weaves specificity and ambiguity together in her work. I hope you viewers agree and start following her as well. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Garth Weiser

             Garth Weiser  A Smoky Velvet Cavaret. Its Circus Meets Class 2014                          
             oil on canvas 86" x 70"

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eli Content

Eli Content The Flower That Smiles Today Tomorrow Dies  2012  acrylic, pencil and oil on canvas  31.5" x 23.6"