Chicago and Vicinity

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Tack Face (Tears), 2016 Painted Cast Bronze And Stainless Steel Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the Artist and Shane Campbell Gallery
Chicago and Vicinity

2021 S Wabash Ave.
60616 Chicago
March 5th, 2016 - April 23rd, 2016
Opening: March 5th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michigan Ave/Downtown
Wed-Sat 12-6


Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Chicago and Vicinity, at the gallery’s new South Loop location. This marks the 150th exhibition organized by the gallery since its inception as a project space in Oak Park, IL in September 2001.

Borrowing its title from the historic series of annual invitational exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, this exhibition will bring together the work of more than 50 artists living and working in Chicago now.

As much as we would like to think that the world is flat and the art world is even flatter, art in Chicago runs deep and wide, and with the ebb and flow of artists in this city, it continues to resist a house style. The difficulty of mapping visual art in Chicago is amplified by aesthetic and ideological factions that put limits on what we see. This show aims to frame a broad selection of work.

This show purposefully organizes a sample of Chicago’s breadth from within Chicago rather than from the outside, which is what would typically happen.

This exhibition will feature established artists such as Julia Fish, Kay Rosen, and Judy Ledgerwood alongside emerging artists such as Eliza Myrie, CD Wu, and Samantha Bittman. The viewer will see a range of work that represents a snapshot of what is happening in studios across Chicago, filtered through the perspective of the gallery.

Hung salon style, in the same vein as the Art Institute’s original presentations from the early 1900s through the mid 1980s, this exhibition will present primarily new work by each artist, which will be displayed throughout the entirety of the gallery’s new location in the South Loop.

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