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Tony Wight Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Pop Sizzle Hum
845 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607


June 12th, 2009 - July 31st, 2009
Opening: 
June 12th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Honeypot, Judy LedgerwoodJudy Ledgerwood, Honeypot,
2009, Oil on canvas, 60” x 60”
© Judy Ledgerwood
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Tony Wight Gallery is pleased to announce pop sizzle hum, an exhibition featuring works by Pamela Fraser, Carrie Gundersdorf, Steven Husby and Judy Ledgerwood.

The artists in pop sizzle hum continue to consider abstraction through painting, resuscitating past strategies and reinvigorating them within very current conversation. In these paintings the immediacy of contemporary signage and the characteristic slowness of mid-century abstraction are not mutually exclusive. Rather, these painters approach abstraction through the flat vernacular language of popular culture, intermixing it with more traditional languages of abstraction rooted in the 1960’s thereby addressing the viewer and context.

Pamela Fraser’s solo exhibitions include Casey Kaplan Gallery (New York), Galerie Schmidt Maczollek (Cologne) and Asprey Jacques (London), among others. Group exhibitions include galleries and institutions such as GAD Gallery (Oslo), The Albright-Knox Art Gallery(Buffalo), Shipper and Krome and Podewil Centre (Berlin) and Wurttembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart).

Carrie Gundersdorf has been featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago). Group exhibitions include galleries and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Marc Foxx (Los Angeles) and Mixture Contemporary Art (Houston).

Steven Husby has mounted solo exhibitions at the The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and Lisa Boyle Gallery (Chicago), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago) and 65Grand (Chicago).

Judy Ledgerwood has had solo exhibitions at Häusler Contemporary (Munich, Zurich), Tracy Williams Ltd. (New York), 1301 PE (Los Angeles) and The Renaissance Society (Chicago), among others. Group exhibitions include galleries and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Swiss Institute (New York), and Christopher Grimes (Los Angeles).


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