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For Better or Wirsum

by Erik Wenzel
Aptly titled “Weakened Warriors: Outlines With Outlines” Zack Wirsum’s exhibition at Jean Albano gallery sports paintings with varying degrees of obsessive line work. In many instances lines quite literally have outlines, which in turn have outlines of their own. The works on view, all from the last few years, display a trajectory of development from figuration to abstraction to a synthesis of the two. The most successful are those that find a certain balance. Folk Cure All Lessons From The Great Depression, Bindle Sticks and Stones Soup Can . . . (2010, seen immediately below) appears at first to b... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 1/17/11
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Fresh Blood

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
        River North stalwart, Jean Albano is serving up something new with the gallery’s latest exhibition, “New Wave” on view until February 27, 2010.  Handing the curatorial reigns over to gallery staffers, Emanuel Aguilar and Theresa Murray, the exhibition presents a fresh perspective from the experienced dealer.  Screamingly vibrant and visually engaging, the collection of work is a departure from their usual program. Striving to present a new aesthetic, Aguilar and Murray sought out emerging talent and juxtaposed them with gallery heavyweights like Karl Wirsum and Margaret Whart... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 2/7/10