Abstract Imagist

Oct. 27, 2006 - Nov. 25, 2006

Main Gallery

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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).