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Femme Fatale

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
      The female nude is nothing new to the art world. Art history has seen centuries of women portrayed in such fashion; from the languid and vulnerable to the sensual and stoic. "Les Femmes Du Maroc," the current exhibition at Schneider Gallery challenges such traditional views, featuring new work by Moroccan born artist Lalla A. Essaydi, who also lives in the United States. This her fourth show at the River North Gallery, Schneider has represented Essaydi's work since 2003. Essaydi's photographic narrative references historic imagery but explores issues of power, gender, and ident... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 5/31/09
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Snapshot

by Robyn Farrell Roulo
            "Gordon Muehle", the self-titled exhibition at River North's Schneider Gallery opened earlier this month and runs until the end of April.  The series of photographs aptly titled "Heroes" is the German photographer's first show in the United States.  The artist began his exploration in photography at a young age, but it wasn't until the early 1990's that Muehle was inspired to work with Polaroids.  The photo compositions and collage work of David Hokney caused the artist to rediscover his chosen medium. In line with all things German, the assemblage of each work is clean an... [more]
Posted by Robyn Farrell Roulo on 3/23/09