Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to inaugurate the 2013-2014 by presenting the artwork of Chicago artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Friday, September 6th, from 6 to 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through November 9th.
“Zuckerman-Hartung continues a deeply inquisitive exploration of painting as a primary practice, investigating its material raptures, intellectual speed-bumps, and conceptual limits. Zuckerman-Hartung simultaneously has an adoring relationship with paint – its gooey, viscous, repulsive, sexy physicality – and is also instinctively skeptical of its fetishistic power. Working abstractly, in relatively small scale, she reaches into a deep trick-bag, pouring, spraying, incising, collaging, assemblaging, linking, amputating, and otherwise thoroughly working and reworking her canvases. An earlier interest in modernist geometry has been subsumed in a much wider array of effects, blasting open cubist facets and placing them in an explosive array of textures, colors, and even images.”
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung was born in 1975. She lives and works in Chicago, where she studied at the School of the Art Institute, graduating in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Europe. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presented Zuckerman-Hartung’s first solo museum exhibition in 2012. She is currently included in Painter, Painter on view at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.