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Ellen Lanyon: The Persistence of Invention

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The Persistence of Invention, 1999 Acrylic on Canvas © Courtesy of the artist and The Century Association
Ellen Lanyon: The Persistence of Invention

935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
September 14th, 2012 - November 18th, 2012
Opening: September 14th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
artmuseum@depaul.edu
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Thu 11-7; Fri 11-5; Sat-Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
found objects

DESCRIPTION

In her distinguished career the painter Ellen Lanyon has explored a range of visual imagery, from the exotic manifestations of the natural world to material culture:  objects such as antique tools or kitchen equipment, somehow bridging the distance between categories through evocative titles and scrupulous examination of form.  On a broader level, her work reflects an experimental approach to painting and pleasure in its ability to re-present the world.  This exhibition brings paintings from 1969 to the present together with a selection of the found objects that fill her studio.