September 10, 2012

Gallery artists Anders Oinonen and Marc Bell are both included in an upcoming exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.


The DePaul Art Museum will explore work by contemporary artists who draw inspiration from an earlier generation of Chicago artists known as Imagists in “Afterimage,” which opens September 14. Free and open to the public, the exhibition runs through Nov. 18.

Emerging in the late 1960s, Imagist artists in Chicago challenged the dominant principles of Pop and abstraction, their figural distortion and hot palettes derived from countless vernacular sources like advertising and comics. Decades later, the Imagists’ stance still resonates for a new generation of contemporary artists, whose work builds on and expands this legacy. Afterimage provides a new view of contemporary art of the region and also explores the larger question of how to understand the processes of influence and appropriation.

Three partner exhibitions at other Chicago venues provide deeper understanding of both the contemporary artists in Afterimage and the Chicago Imagists: The Roger Brown Study Collection, the Center for Book and Paper Arts, and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.

Afterimage is curated by Thea Liberty Nichols and Dahlia Tulett-Gross and organized by the DePaul Art Museum. The exhibition publication will be available for purchase at the museum.”

For more information about the exhibition please visit DePaul Art Museum.

For more information about Anders Oinenen and Marc Bell please contact the gallery:
+1 (647) 347-3316


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