Feb. 23, 2007 - March 31, 2007
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.