Rebecca Shore

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Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-15G)
2017
gouache on paper
15 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-05)
2017
acrylic on linen
24 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-13G)
2017
gouache on paper
15 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-08)
2017
acrylic on linen
18 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (16-35G)
2017
gouache on paper
22 x 18 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-14)
2017
acrylic on linen
40 x 30 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-11)
2017
acrylic on linen
40 x 30 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (16-08)
2016
acrylic on linen
28 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-07)
2017
acrylic on linen
28 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-10)
2017
acrylic on linen
32 x 24 inches

Rebecca Shore

Untitled (17-12)
2017
acrylic on linen
28 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore
07
2015
acrylic on linen on panel
16 x 20 inches
signed and dated lower right

Rebecca Shore
04
2015
acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches
signed and dated lower right

Rebecca Shore
09
2015
acrylic on linen
12 x 18 inches
signed and dated lower right

Rebecca Shore
03
2015
acrylic on linen on panel
16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
02
2015
acrylic on linen on panel
15 x 15 inches
signed and dated lower right

Rebecca Shore
25
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
13 x 23 inches

Rebecca Shore
17
2014
acrylic on linen on wood panel
16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
23
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
25 x 23 inches

Rebecca Shore
21
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
16 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore
20
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
14 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
19
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
16 x 14 inches

Rebecca Shore
17G
2014
gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
11
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
16 x 14 inches

Rebecca Shore
10-G
2014
gouache on paper
10 x 8 inches

Rebecca Shore
10
2014
acrylic on linen
20 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
06
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
23 x 13 inches

Rebecca Shore
04
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
15 x 11 inches

Rebecca Shore
03
2014
casein on panel
12 x 9 inches

Rebecca Shore
01-G
2014
gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches

Rebecca Shore
01
2014
casein on panel
15 x 11 inches

Rebecca Shore
Untitled (14-02)
2014
acrylic on linen
32 x 36 inches

Rebecca Shore
05
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
15 x 11 inches

Rebecca Shore
22-G
2011
gouache on paper
8 x 5 1/2 inches

Rebecca Shore
22
2014
acrylic on linen on panel
25 x 23 inches

Rebecca Shore
11-G
2013
gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
20-G
2013
gouache on paper
10 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
21-G
2013
gouache on paper
10 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
Untitled (13-23-G)
2013
gouache on paper
16 x 12 inches

Rebecca Shore
29-G
2013
gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches

Rebecca Shore
31-G
2013
gouache on paper
12 x 10 inches

Rebecca Shore
06
2013
acrylic on linen
14 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
08
2013
acrylic on linen
16 x 20 inches

Rebecca Shore
06
2012
acrylic on panel
20 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
22
2011
oil on linen
40 x 46 inches

Rebecca Shore
2012-01
2012
oil on canvas and panel
36 x 50 inches

Rebecca Shore
22-G
2011
gouache on paper
8 5 1/2 inches

Rebecca Shore
07
2011
distemper on panel
11 x 13 inches

Rebecca Shore
11
2011
distemper on panel
11 x 14 inches

Rebecca Shore
18
2011
distemper on panel
18 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
03-G
2011
gouache on paper
11 x 7 inches

Rebecca Shore
08-G
2011
gouache on paper
13 x 9 inches

Rebecca Shore
06-G
2011
gouache on paper
13 x 9 inches

Rebecca Shore
#01
2010
acrylic on canvas on panel
20 x 16 inches

Rebecca Shore
18
2008
casein on linen on panel
18 x 18 inches

Rebecca Shore
16
2008
oil on canvas on panel
18 x 14 inches

Rebecca Shore
10
2008
egg tempera and casein on panel
20 x 16 inches

BIO

b. 1956

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Rebecca Shore has been cultivating a personal body of work in Chicago since graduating from the School of the Art Institute in the early 1980s, drawing inspiration from a rich variety of intellectual and aesthetic sources . Her meticulous paintings and drawings have always been characterized by an abiding interest in pattern and system (she’s the daughter of a scientist) and issues of signification. Given her sensitivity to materials and background in quilting, her work can also be understood in the context of Chicago’s rich fiber arts tradition. Shore was also profoundly influenced by Chicago Imagism, whose artists were her teachers and friends. Look carefully at one of her seemingly cool, immaculate paintings and you’ll often find a layer of wry, even punning humor.

These tentacles of interconnectedness bundle together in Shore’s unique artistic identity, an amalgamated aesthetic that she nourishes with an intensely concentrated studio practice and an obsessive collection of resource materials. The latter includes original photographs that Shore takes and studies, among them images that consider the broken pattern of a pleated skirt, the negative space created between the cartoon bodies of Homer and Marge Simpson, tangled ringlets of women’s hair, and architectural ornament. Many of Shore’s recent paintings are derived from her photographs of faux rock walls. These sparklingly inventive pieces, which introduced a roughness and asymmetry into her work while retaining pattern, gradually evolved into another body of paintings in which the shapes began to congeal into a mysterious iconography, walking the edge between being completely legible and at times openly lettristic, and being wildly cryptic and subject to interpretation. Shore has created a world all her own from fragments of the world around her, microscopically examined, broken down and rebuilt.