• Art Green
    Magnetic Reaction
    1968
    oil on canvas
    55 1/4 x 43 1/2 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Dream Girl
    c.1968
    oil on canvas
    60 x 48 inches

  • Art Green
    Unexpected Payoff
    1967
    oil on canvas
    47 x 38 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Sleepy-Head
    c.1968
    oil on canvas
    60 x 48 inches

  • Art Green
    Immoderate Abstention
    1969
    oil on canvas
    69 x 55 1/2 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Orange Handbag
    c.1968
    oil on canvas
    14 x 10 inches

  • Art Green
    Questioning Tower
    c.1965
    oil on canvas
    33 1/2 x 30 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Night Light for Little Girl
    c.1969
    oil on canvas
    26 x 19 inches

  • Art Green
    Advanced Dichotomy
    1968
    oil on canvas
    44 x 36 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    OHH!
    c.1968
    oil on canvas
    20 x 10 inches

  • Art Green
    Gloveboxes
    1969
    oil on canvas
    36 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Palm Finger
    c.1968
    oil on canvas
    20.5 x 16.5 inches

  • Art Green
    Florid Discomfiture
    1968
    oil on canvas
    42.75 x 42.25 inches

  • Suellen Rocca
    Game Page with Bowling Trophy
    c.1968
    ink glossy paper
    12.5 x 9 inches

  • Art Green
    Immoderate Abstention
    1969
    oil on canvas
    69 x 55 1/2 inches

  • Art Green
    Untitled
    1969
    ballpoint on paper

  • Art Green
    Solitary Confinement
    1975
    oil on canvas
    72 x 50 inches

  • Art Green
    Circumstantial Evidence
    1977
    oil on canvas
    64 x 51 inches


PRESS RELEASE

 

The debut of a new series of exhibits exploring the rich history of Chicago Imagist art, this show focuses on two seminal figures from the original Hairy Who exhibition group. Suellen Rocca’s daring, rich drawings and paintings manipulate and recontextualize a set of repeated icons – palm trees, women’s handbags, disarticulated limbs, dancing couples, diamond rings – in dynamic, dense and highly complex fields. Green’s paintings are also spectacular feats of compositional prowess, with perspectival nods at de Chirico and a hilarious undercurrent of visual jokes and puzzles. IMAGIST CLASSIC HITS VOL. 1 presents works from the formative period of each artist, including pieces from the original 1966-67 Hairy Who shows.