Known for his paintings of home interiors, artist Mark Forth switches gears with his exhibit “New Paintings,” on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery through January 14. Focused on exterior settings, “New Paintings” features six solitary suburban landscapes in muted color palates, set against foreboding gray skies.Read More
The small yet potent exhibition, A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago at The Arts Club of Chicago, features the work of eight artists from the 1930s through the 1950s. The title does double duty, referring broadly to the city’s embrace, by collectors and institutions, of European Surrealism, and specifically to a group of artists who shared the same aesthetic sensibilities, often using the home as subject matter —Gertrude Abercrombie, Ivan Albright, Eldzier Cortor, Harold Noecker, Julio de Diego, Dorothea Tanning, Julia Thecla, and John Wilde.Read More
MAKING WAVES, HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART: June 14, 2018 - Feb 03, 2019 "Making Waves is the first of two exhibitions highlighting the important role of women artists in the Museum's contemporary collection. In this show, the works by international and Hawai'i based artists all have a relationship to water."Read More
The impact colors have on the psyche has been well-documented. Different colors can evoke emotions and affect moods: Reds incite excitement (and appetite, which is why many restaurants are painted that color); greens convey peace and tranquility; certain shades of blue are calming and invite introspection.
Artist Mark Mulhern uses a wide and vibrant color palate to move his audience and enliven his paintings in his latest exhibit, “Mostly People,” on display through November 24 at the Tory Folliard Gallery in the Third Ward.Read More
Herd, the artist’s first solo exhibition at MOWA, features a new body of work of twenty-three paintings that depict his beloved cows. Created specifically for MOWA’s white cube gallery, Blietz’s heroic cow parade is the perfect marriage between barnyard chic and SoHo hip. As seen in Helianthus, Blietz places his impeccably drawn cows front and center, allowing them to float in a depthless background of muted agrarian symbols, such as sunflowers, corn stalks, and barns.Read More
"He helped us see the beauty in the agrarian Midwest," said Blinderman, former director of Illinois State University's University Galleries, upon learning of Gregor's death on Monday. "He was one of those individuals who exemplified aging with grace, working each day, carrying paintings up and down his steep studio stairway two steps at a time.
"May his memory be a blessing."Read More