• Jordan Davies
    Untitled
    1978
    acrylic on canvas
    36.5 x 36.5 inches

  • Roland Ginzel
    Untitled
    1970
    oil on canvas
    58 x 46 inches

  • Ted Halkin
    Untitled
    1969
    oil on linen
    30 x 40 inches

  • Philip Hanson
    Floating Cartouche
    2001
    oil on canvas
    24 x 18 inches

  • Richard Hull
    Fable
    1998
    oil on canvas
    22 x 18 inches

  • Miyoko Ito
    Center Stage
    1981
    oil on canvas
    27 x 35 inches

  • Thomas Kapslis
    Animal
    1983
    oil on canvas
    42 x 56 inches

  • Phyllis Kresnoff
    Italian Hill Town
    1980s
    painted wood sculpture
    29 x 13 x 3 inches

  • Errol Ortiz
    Shooting Mating Birds
    1964
    acylic on canvas
    20 x 16 inches

  • Christina Ramberg
    Untitled
    c.1975
    acrylic on masonite
    6 x 6 inches

  • David Sharpe
    Three
    1970
    oil on canvas
    72 x 72 inches

  • Rebecca Shore
    #3
    2001
    egg tempera on panel
    16 x 20 inches

  • Ray Siemanowski
    Garden Blues
    1998
    oil on canvas
    51 x 76 inches

  • Evelyn Statsinger
    Sections of Change (second mode)
    1978
    oil on linen
    40 x 32 inches
    (courtesy of Valerie Carberry Gallery)

  • Bruce Thorn
    A Summer Raindrop
    2002
    oil on linen
    30 x 20 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

Exploring abstract works by Chicago artists affiliated with and on the margins of the Imagist tradition. This exhibition, the first of its kind, will challenge the prevailing notion that Chicago Imagist art is exclusively figurative and narrative, looking at less well-known Abstract Imagist artists (Jordan Davies, Ed Flood, Murray Simon, Sarah Canright, Ray Siemanowsky) as well as abstract tendencies in work by some of the movement’s celebrities (Miyoko Ito, David Sharpe, Art Green, Ray Yoshida), and looking back at influential precursors (Ted Halkin, Thomas Kapsalis) and at the tradition as it manifests itself in the present (Philip Hanson, Bruce Thorn).