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The Chicago art scene
Sundell, Ivy.
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Publication Information:
Evanston, IL : Crow Woods Pub., [1998]

Physical Description:
151 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Sixty-eight contemporary artists-- from David Abed, through Ed Paschke, to Louis Zygadlo"--Cover.
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N6535.C5 S86 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This volume showcases the two-dimensional work of 68 artists representing the range of style, media and ethnicity that Chicago encompasses. The artists' statements of intent and biographies bring light to the influences that have shaped their work and career.

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Booklist Review

Books about Chicago's dynamic, diverse, and distinctive visual arts are too few and far between, and none have ventured beyond the usual focus on the city's most famous artists as boldly as Sundell's finely produced volume. Determined to broaden the public's limited and stale perception of Chicago art, Sundell used pages like museum walls and asked three distinguished Chicago art experts to serve as jurors and, in essence, curate a group show of the best of the city's current painters and collagists. They selected 68 artists, each of whom is represented by three pieces reproduced in full-color and accompanied solely by their artist's statement and a brief biography. The resulting range of styles, subject matter, mood, and intention conveys a strong sense of Chicago's great patchwork of cultures and experiences and charts art's evolution from classical images to abstract expressionism and back again. What these works have in common, besides their city of origin, is high technical proficiency, a fascination with detail, and a love of color. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)0966587197Donna Seaman

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Jurorsp. 11
Artistsp. 13
Directory of Artistsp. 150