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Severe Style

37 South Wabash Ave.
Suite 106
Chicago, IL 60603
January 24th, 2013 - February 14th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://blogs.saic.edu/sugs/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
neimancenter@saic.edu
PHONE:  
312.629.6860
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday- Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Alternate times by appointment.
TAGS:  
modern, abstract, mixed-media, installation, conceptual

DESCRIPTION

Severe Style features six contemporary painters that through respective practices, and stylistic means, have returned to classical forms and tropes as a source for image production. Where the idyllic and the illusionistic overlap, exists a current trend in painting that adopts the romantic myth of high style, sometimes in a way that is purposefully illogical. Symmetry, trompe l’oeil, text forms, and an attention to the physical and conceptual implications of composition and influence, suggest new ways to see “style” in painting today—like a ripple in the scattered reflections of Narcissus’s mirror when the wind blew.