Jason Stopa’s desire to infuse his paintings with joy mixes sophistication and innocence without privileging either one.
Morgan Lehman Gallery
The Sensory Tethers You’ll Find in Textiles
Woven Walls, a tightly curated summer show at Morgan Lehman Gallery, explores a language between the threads of different textiles.
Confronting Loss Through Abstraction
Throughout her career, Andrea Belag has pushed her style of the moment to its limits and then modified it again.
Literary Paintings Inspired by a Fictional Poet
A freshman psych professor once described an experiment to my class wherein male turkeys were presented with realistic models of female turkeys, which the male turkeys promptly attempted to mate with.
Rough Collages and Finished Works Cut from the Same Cloth
The expressive quality of collage across all manner of media, from literature and music to the visual arts, came to mind while viewing Rough Cut, an exhibition at Morgan Lehman Gallery.
Art Exploring the Worlds of Female Victorian Scientists
It wasn’t easy being a female Victorian scientist. Even if you got a place to work beyond your home, it was unlikely you would ever receive an academic position, or any sort of wide recognition for laboratory success.
Least Relevant Award Goes to the Hamptons
The Hamptons have been heating up lately. While all the collectors are out of the city, and Chelsea seems relatively empty, Long Island is teeming with people. Despite being is probably one of the only places in the world where you can find a Richard Serra on someone’s front lawn the ultra-rich beach town is also a Mecca for grandma art.
A First-Hand Report from Art Chicago
The Art Chicago preview had all the energy of a funeral home decorated in an array of polite artworks in gilded frames but NEXT, Art Chicago’s ersatz “alternative fair” for “emerging” galleries and artists, certainly had a buzz about it.