This is not just a revival of traditional Chinese landscape painting, it is also its re-invention within a new context that is more international, more public, and less aristocratic.
The first major survey of the influential artist and teacher Charles White in thirty-five years, this exhibition reveals White’s optimism and frames the dignity of his often-disenfranchised subjects.
Bedford’s paintings electrify crashing waves and bone-dry deserts with ekphrastic energy.
Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has departed from the museum. His brief tenure was marked by an expansive global vision and increased visibility for the MCA.
Considered as a whole, “Address” presents a remarkably cohesive corpus.
As a non-profit gallery flees the West Loop’s rising rents, an exhibition lingering on themes of gentrification and displacement makes for an ironic farewell.
Summer comes through with major blockbuster exhibitions and delightful gallery shows.
A majority-women painting show takes up the female figure as the heroine of fantasy and the everyday, presenting a plethora of perspectives in a timely moment.
If art’s most basic task is to evidence human experience, to embody life’s pleasures and pitfalls and make them bearable, giving pause and reminding us that we are not alone, Mathieu’s work succeeds brilliantly.
This apparently radical departure for the ninety-year-old painter turns out to be more faithful after a deeper look.