These travel posters have a faith in our dynamic secular world that so much twentieth century art does not share (and not a single church is offered as a preferred destination!).
Aguilar presents perspective and proportion as “culturally shaped and unshaped possibilities” and fashions a profound alternative to the artistic tradition of the nude as fetishized object for the male gaze.
The show takes the almost impossibly broad theme of “red” and fashions it into a conversation on what shades our perception of the color, from passion and lust to violence and destruction.
The paintings are too naïve, too frivolously executed in style and subject matter to rise to the seriousness for which their creator claims on their behalf.
Exhibitions that focus on nude figuration have been scarce in the new millennium. This summer, however, two such shows are running simultaneously.
Marion Kryczka’s work is saturated with the rugged East European spirit that built so much of the city of big shoulders.
“Dancing runs like a stream through the landscape of Chicago’s history.”
Leggett reveals antidotes of society to us through black icons.
The artists curated by Jameson Paige seem to present their innermost processes in the form of materially-seductive art works, in some form of catharsis, playing with the vulnerabilities and affective limits of their chosen materials.
In the quiet pairing of photography and textiles, Greene tells a story filled with leitmotifs of autonomy, subjectivity and advocacy for human rights set against themes of power, conflict and politics.