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Body Like A Barrow

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Untitled V, 2012 Graphite on Paper 26 X 26" © Courtesy of the artist and Bert Green Fine Art
Body Like A Barrow

8 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 620
Chicago, IL 60603
January 12th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013
Opening: January 12th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present two solo shows by artists working in graphite on paper — similar media but with greatly dissimilar results.

Raeleen Kao lives and works in Chicago, IL and is a printmaker at White Wings Press. These drawings draw on her early memories of a critical heart surgery at age three. She uses bodily imagery: hair, skin and scars to depict an interrleationships of mortality, bodily frailty, vanity and identity as signifiers for the interplay between life and death. Vanity is a futile foil against deterioration, the frailty of the body and physical realities as a truth more potent than any other. As a result, these drawings exhibit a quiet and profound aesthetic sophistication. This is Kao’s first solo show with the gallery.