Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tethered to My World - Contemporary Figure Painting

Tethered to My World - Contemporary Figure Painting: Location, Chicago
September 3rd - October 1st, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11th (6-9pm)

An exhibition organized by Phyllis Bramson, with a focus on contemporary figuration.

Artists in the exhibition: Nicholas Africano, Scott Anderson, Phyllis Bramson, Peter Drake, Julie Farstad, Andreas Fischer, Vernon Fisher, Anne Harris, Ellen Lanyon, Judith Raphael, Adam Scott, David Sharpe, Elizabeth Shreve, Caleb Weintraub, Karl Wirsum and Kevin Wolff.

Each of these artists requires the figure as a reference, to chart or map the human condition, always looking for a personal connection. Often presenting multilayered situations that can induce many narrative interpretations, the work in the exhibition may walk along various lines between heartfelt sentiment, irreverence and satire.

Choosing painters she has followed throughout the years, Bramson's main criterion was that the paintings communicate to the viewer. “There are basic human needs we all experience: the need to be loved, the psychological consequences of being human, and the twists and turns of truth manipulated with duplicitous thinking. The artists included are genuinely intrigued by the changing and challenging peccadilloes of life.”

War Horse by Peter Drake, courtesy of Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago

TAC The Art Center
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

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