Saturday, February 21, 2009
William Conger at the Chicago Cultural Center
I received an email from Artist, Julie Karabenick, reminding me to see the William Conger exhibition at the Cultural Center. The show is a fifty year retrospective and runs concurrently with an exhibition of current work, being presented at the Roy Boyd Gallery on Wells Street.
I spent some time—this morning—exploring the Conger exhibition at the Cultural Center. It's a wonderful exhibition but seems to require a larger space. I shared the gallery with only four or five other art lovers and yet the space seemed a little too cramped. The intensity of the paintings—my favorites filled with shards of rich color—were all competing for my attention. When you visit the show, take some time to sit and focus on each individual painting... They are beautiful.