The Elmhurst College Art Collection features artists working in Chicago between the 1950's and the present focusing on pieces created by Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist artists. The collection dates to 1971, when the College received federal funding to purchase art for the newly built A.C. Buehler Library. The College began collecting with the works of a then emerging group of artists that would include notable Imagists such as Jim Nutt and Roger Brown among many others. Over the years the collection has grown to more than 100 works thanks to matching grants from the Illinois Arts Council, bequests from artists, and generous donors.
This exhibition will feature works on paper from the collection and highlight some of the most dynamic artists of the last four decades including artists Ed Paschke, Gladys Nilsson, Ellen Lanyon, Richard Hunt, and Karl Wirsum.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm.