Phyllis Bramson’s Painters at The Art Center in Highland Park
Whether you like it or not, the Chicago figurative tradition is a context through which the art produced in our city is often viewed. The impact of such groups as the Imagists, and the Hairy Who? is not only what comes to mind of those outside of Chicago, but is an undeniable presence in Chicago’s contemporary art scene; the craft, the wit, the idiosyncrasy, and the fearless appropriation of a particular vernacular are components still active, whether in part or whole, of the art we still see in Chicago. Chicago native and painter Phyllis Bramson’s exhibition at Highland Park Art Center, “Tethered to My World, Contemporary Figure Painting: Location, Chicago,” not only addresses the roots of the figurative Chicago tradition, but documents its proliferation amongst younger generations of the city’s artists as well.
The Art Center in Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan Rd. | Highland Park, IL
September 3–October 1, 2010
Opening Reception: September 11, 2010, 6–9 pm
Peter Drake courtesy of Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago