Art In America

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Daniel Rios Rodriguez’s quirky, unassuming paintings don’t fall into any easily recognizable niche or category, as was seen in the up-and-coming San Antonio artist’s first solo show at Western Exhibitions. With their homemade and found wood frames,...

Gordon Parks

Among the greatest accomplishments in Gordon Parks’s multifaceted career are his pointed, empathetic photographs of ordinary life in the Jim Crow South. The African-American photographer—who was also a musician, writer and filmmaker—began this body of...

Evelyn Statsinger

Scattered throughout art history are unconventional talents who don’t fit easily into standard narratives and categories, and thus don’t receive the recognition that they deserve. One such outlier is 88-year-old Chicago artist Evelyn Statsinger, who...

Ebony G. Patterson

After exploring taboos surrounding the female body and delving into the contradictory projections of masculinity in the working-class dance halls of her native Jamaica, Ebony G. Patterson has turned to a darker, more sinister subject: murder. Six...

Jessica Stockholder

With exuberant, quirky and often kitschy creations, Jessica Stockholder has put a significant stamp on the medium of installation art. The Seattle native moved to Chicago in 2011 to serve as chair of the University of Chicago’s department of visual...

Keren Cytter

It seemed a familiar cinematic moment: a woman puts a gun to her temple and pulls the trigger but all that is heard is a click. But wait. “Now quiet, now listen,” she says cryptically. “These words are delaying my death.” Suddenly, blood splats onto...

Angel Otero

Since completing his graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, Angel Otero has devoted himself to revitalizing painting with a highly concept- and process-driven approach to the well-traveled medium.

Rebecca Shore

Geometric abstraction boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century and such artists as Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian. Despite scores of countervailing movements and upheavals in the art world since, abstraction has endured,...

Anne Collier

The Los Angeles-born, New York-based artist Anne Collier takes on today's fast-paced digital paradigm and its implications, indirectly if not directly, in nearly 40 black-and-white and color photographs.

Stan Shellabarger

References to "process" in art are so common that the word has become almost cliché. But in discussing the intriguing performative work of Chicago artist Stan Shellabarger, it is impossible to not talk about process, because everything he does...

Sabina Ott

Sabina Ott began her career on the West Coast as a painter in the 1980s. But it didn't take long for her work to extend off the canvas into sculpture, video and installation, often coming together in "environments that amplify sensations," as she...

Jeff Carter

Many artists have incorporated everyday materials of one kind or another into their work, from Richard Artschwager, who notably used Formica in his Minimalist sculptures, to Félix González-Torres, who created pieces consisting of strings of common...

Tony Tasset

A mound of bean dip. A puddle of multipurpose cleaner. A glob of blackberry yogurt. Three-dimensional re-creations in colored resin and other mediums of a few dozen food and consumer products, along with the actual bottles and containers associated...

Judy Ledgerwood

Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

From quiet mystery to brash exuberance, the 10 new paintings (all 2013) in Molly Zuckerman-Hartung's second solo exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey offered an unusually wide range of looks and moods—a diversity captured in the show's playful title,...

Nora Schultz

Nora Schultz works in a loose, intuitive way. One set of ideas flows into another, past projects blur into new ones, scavenged objects are decontextualized then recontextualized, and words both intervene and provide meaning.

Alexis Petroff

Alexis Petroff's sometimes showy, sometimes spare mixed-medium sculptures can be playful wall-size constructions with a theatrical flair or smaller pieces with a delicate, even fragile, simplicity.

Bill Traylor

It is now something of a given that outsider art is moving into the mainstream, as U.S. institutions, academics and others increasingly acknowledge its essential place in this country's visual history.

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