Yearly Archives: 2019
A Chicago native, Sarah Ann Weber, draws reference from the tumultuous unrest of her hometown in the 1960s. Her imagery explores the disconnect between violent scenes of protest during the 1968 Democratic National Convention and photos of Hugh Hefner lounging in the original Playboy Mansion, which was located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Hefner perfectly embodies this complicated moment in history; he was a political agitator despite his reputation as a flagrant hedonist, unapologetic in his pursuit of pleasure and opulence. Weber bestows each image with a whirl of psychedelic colors and blossoms rendered in watercolor and colored pencil. Read More »
For the Art Athina Summer Pop Up, Anat Ebgi presents a solo booth of new paintings by Neil Raitt. During the month prior to the fair, Neil Raitt completed an artist residency in Athens, Greece and made a body of work full of motifs inspired by the landscape and his time spent there. 48 Aiolou Street Athina 105 60, Greece Wednesday, June 19, 4pm – late Thursday – Saturday, June 20 – 23, 1pm – 9pm
Group presentation with An Te Liu, Ethan Cook, Samantha Thomas and Tammi Campbell.
For The Dallas Art Fair 2019, Anat Ebgi presents a solo booth with the work of Los Angeles-based painter Alec Egan. Leading viewers through a maze of floral wallpaper, painting-within-painting, and humorous compositions, Egan’s thick impastoed brushwork tackles the psychology of the domestic interior. His lush pastel palette garners strength and intensity despite the mundane status of his subjects—a house plant, hamburger, taxidermy bear, sunglasses, an ashtray. Swatches on swatches, Egan’s canvases produce an infinite number of windows, chambers and corridors, blending the internal with the external, the landscape with the still life, relishing in their own lurid pattern-making and Read More »
For The Armory Show 2019, Anat Ebgi presents the work of painter Jay Stuckey. Drawing is essential to Stuckey’s practice, his canvas panels bear the impulsivity of the diaristic yet the measured tempo of surrealistic vigilance. An accumulation of oil and graphite, Stuckey’s work often features a revolving cast of characters – cheerleaders, scuba-divers, and anthropomorphized snakes and cacti-people – which produce a unique pictorial language of both collective memories and private routines. Stuckey’s archetypes divulge the artist’s own ambitions and fears, while elevating the deeply universal and human. Text and image abound, the dreamlike narrativity of each canvas reveling Read More »
Group presentation with Alec Egan, Jordan Nassar, Neil Raitt, Robert Russell, Caroline Walker, Janet Werner, and Faith Wilding.