Philip A Hartigan

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Artist studios from California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Mississippi.

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Artist studios in California, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Singapore.

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Artist studios in Sweden, Israel, New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio.

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CHICAGO — In a group show at Packer Schopf Gallery, three artists explore ideas or activities that are central to American identity: nature, political protest, and sports.

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Artist studios in South Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, and Illinois.

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CHICAGO — Judith Mullen’s new work consists of sculptures and paintings that look like detritus, like the sort of thing that accumulates in rivers or forest floors after heavy storms: swirls of leaves, bark, wood chips, pine needles, things discarded by humans, whipped together by wind and rain to float indolently on the wet and dry surfaces of the world.

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Artist studios in California, New York, Ontario, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

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Artist studios in Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, and the Netherlands.

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CHICAGO — At the eastern end of Diversey Avenue in Chicago stands an impressive classical-style rotunda, overlooking a short stretch of parkland that gives way to Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.

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CHICAGO — In a 2004 address to London’s Royal Academy, critic Robert Hughes said that drawing “satisfies the desire for an active, investigative, manually vivid relation with the things we see and yearn to know about.” An exhibition of drawings currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago exemplifies Hughes’s statement.

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