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December 13, 2011, 8:15am

Must-See Paintings Shows: December

In the 300+ gallery exhibitions that we previewed for this post, we discovered a number of New American Paintings' alumni on view in December. Jim Lutes continues to produce a substantial body of work and, once again, demonstrates why he is one of Chicago’s leading painters. And check out Dolphin Gallery’s group exhibition “Push” which features several NAP artists, including a favorite of ours, Michael Krueger. Other shows that stand out: Fernando Mastrangelo at Charest-Weinberg, Byron Kim and James Cohan Gallery, and Cordy Ryman and Eli Ridgway. Enjoy the list! Please check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section after the jump!

Tagged as: December, Must-See

December 02, 2011, 8:15am

Ryan Travis Christian at Western Exhibitions

I’ve never seen anyone successfully treat a pencil as a painting tool the way Ryan Travis Christian does. In his current show, entitled River Rats, at Western Exhibitions is a large array of his recent drawings of technically proficient geometric explosions, early 20th century-style cartoon characters, drug references, and op-art patterns that fluctuate between being graphic and expressionistic. The space in the drawings is both converging and exploding simultaneously. The work itself seems mischievous, the product of a recurring theme of a self-referential suburban upbringing and the tomfoolery that accompanies the banality of growing up in the ‘burbs.

Listed under: Chicago, Review

November 08, 2011, 8:15am

Andrew Falkowski at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

No More Heroes, Andrew Falkowski’s (NAP #35) first solo show at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, features a fresh body of work broken down into three parts: Napoleon Bonaparte, ransom letters, and geometric abstraction. Though the three bodies of work seem at first to be disparate, they turn out to be more like three Venn diagrams that overlap and inform each other while maintaining their individual properties. This allows for a tension-generating dialogue between source material and formal qualities. -- Read more by Chicago Contributor, Josh Reames, after the jump!

Listed under: Chicago, Review

October 27, 2011, 10:34am

Must-See Paintings Shows: November

We reviewed upcoming November exhibitions at close to 300 commercial galleries from throughout the United States to compile this list. Once again, it is another extraordinarily strong month for the medium of painting. Highlights include the feverishly painted work of Alison Schulnik at Zieher Smith, Nathan Hylden’s complex meditations on the studio at Richard Telles, and Llyn Foulkes idiosyncratic landscapes at Andrea Rosen. - Must-See November painting shows after the jump!

July 12, 2011, 10:35am

Must-See Exhibitions: A Summer Guide


Chris Johanson, Hey There, That's You, 2011 | Acrylic and latex and mirror on wood, 45 1/2 x 54 inches. Courtesy Altman Siegel, San Francisco.

May 12, 2011, 2:22pm

Wrestling with Painting: Steven Frost

Steven Frost, An Audience & Lines to Speak, 2011 | Foam padding, pleather, straight pins, thread, 48 x 82 x 3 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Listed under: Art World, Chicago

May 06, 2011, 12:53pm

Must-See Painting Shows: May

Iva Gueorguieva, I as Bear, 2011 | Acrylic and collage on canvas, 90 x 84 inches. Courtesy Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York.

May 04, 2011, 12:27pm

NAP Artists at Art Chicago | NEXT


TOP: Nathan Vernau (edition #89 cover) at Robert Bills Contemporary. BOTTOM: Matthew Woodward (forthcoming, edition #95) at Linda Warren Gallery. 
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April 29, 2011, 1:03pm

New Insight: Top MFA Students on view at NEXT


Antonia Gurkovska, Untitled (Europa), 2010 | Oil, acrylic, wax, latex paint, fabric, and enamel, 92 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago.

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