Art Green & Suellen Rocca Imagist Classic Hits, Volume 1

Feb. 23, 2007 - March 31, 2007

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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.