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Mimi Peterson at Krasl Art Center July 26th, 2013 - September 8th, 2013
Posted 8/14/13

At the beginning of her career as an artist, Mimi Peterson rejected the oligarch that was Abstract Expressionism stylistically favoring Fauvism. Desiring a deeper sense of narrative and an over-saturated palette, Ms. Peterson was led to Rufino Tamayo who became an entree to the richness of the Latin World. In Mexico City, she continued painting in the tradition of muralists Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. In the early 1970s, while working as an interior designer in Chicago, Ms. Peterson,... [more]

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Nikki Renee Anderson, Shelley Gilchrist, DONNA HAPAC, Mimi Peterson at The Art Museo April 26th, 2012 - July 30th, 2012
Posted 5/27/12

On Thursday 26 April, I attended the opening reception of Forms & Fragments at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. My expectations of classic "Motel Room Art" and a tacky "Starving Artist Sale" quickly dissipated upon entering The Art Museo section of the lobby. This group show featuring 3-D wall constructions is subtly integrated with artwork from the InterContinental's permanent collection which includes Modern masters such as Rauschenberg. The labyrinth of first fl... [more]

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