Tag Archives: Larry E. Kamphausen

Rhona Hoffman 40 years Part 2: Gender, Race, Identity

How to represent forty years of a gallery and the artists it has represented and shown? Rhona Hoffman Gallery is celebrating its forty years through three exhibitions of artists the gallery has shown over the years. Rhona Hoffman 40 years Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity showcases fifty pieces from eighteen artists, each with one to four pieces. At first Part 2 of this forty-year celebration was underwhelming: Is not all art …

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Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis

Chicago Cultural Center (September 17, 2016–January 8, 2017) As I ascended the majestic staircase of the Cultural Center, I wasn’t prepared for what I was to find. I am familiar with Norman Lewis’ contemporaries, such as Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. But Lewis’ abstract expressionism was unknown to me. At the start of the exhibition, we see a painting, “The Woman in the Yellow Hat,” that …

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