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A Conversation between Karl & Zack Wirsum

Moderated by Curator Nathan Mason

July 1, 2017

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John Maloof

donated hundreds of Vivian Maier photographs

from the Maloof Collection to the University of Chicago

You can read about his donation in the Chicago Tribune

and watch his interview on Chicago Tonight


David Weinberg

Photographs & Mixed Media

Newcity Art Top 5: July 2017


In Conversation

Zack Wirsum & Karl Wirsum

July 1, 2017

Moderated by Nathan Mason, Curator of Exhibits and Public Art

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago

Zack Wirsum, Mickey Mouse Club, We Will Always Have Cold Pasta, If You Love Like That, You'll Leave A Ghost, 2017

 


 

Hunt Slonem

Interviewed in Forbes about his new book Birds

& his Bunnies featured on the cover of Modern Luxury San Diego

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Zack Wirsum

A Stranger Still….

Reviewed in Create Magazine

& Featured in Chicago Life Magazine

Chicago Life Magazine

 

 

 


HUNT SLONEM

Solo Exhibition

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The State Russian Museum

Opening: May 25, 2017

 

 


ZACK WIRSUM

A STRANGER STILL

Zack Wirsum

SOLO EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 5:30-7:30 PM

 


 

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The new Hunt Slonem ‘BIRDS’ Book coming Friday, February 17, 2017

Published by Glitterati Incorporated
February 2017 Release

Foreword by Jacqueline Bograd Weld and Essay by Anthony Haden-Guest

Influenced by the exotic, lush landscapes of his childhood years in Hawaii, Hunt Slonem’s
richly colored, impressionistic bird paintings are celebrated worldwide. For the first
time, Slonem’s birds are collected into a single, luxurious volume. In Birds, the
Louisiana-born artist pays homage to these remarkable creatures through hundreds
of engaging artworks.


 

 

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Exhibiting:
John Geldersma | William Harrison | John Maloof | Donna Rosenthal
Hunt Slonem | Bonnie Star | Courtney Timmermans | Robert Walker

HONORED TO HAVE TWO ARTISTS CHOSEN AS A PART OF

ART PALM SPRINGS SELECTS

Offering Art Palm Springs 2017 patrons and collectors new ways to navigate the extraordinary artwork at the show, Art Palm Springs SELECTS highlights pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics. A tour of the fair will be led on Saturday, February 18 by designer Dann Foley, who chose these two pieces for APS Selects.


Luciana Abait

Water Cities – Los Angeles

Solo exhibition at LAX Airport (Terminal 3)

November 2016 – March 2017

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Featured as one of the top ten Chicago art galleries on The Culture Trip


 

As Long As We Are Here, We Should Probably Eat Something, 2015 acrylic, watercolor, yupo and linen on panel, 16 x 20 in.

As Long As We Are Here, We Should Probably Eat Something, 2015
acrylic, watercolor, yupo and linen on panel, 16 x 20 in.

Zack Wirsum

Ocotillo

Group Show at the Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art

Reception: Friday, January 20, 2017, 6-9 PM

Philadelphia, PA
curated by Jonathan DeDecker

 

 

 


 

Jim Waid Paintings

Twelve-inch hardcover publication showcases 140 full-page images of Waid’s work covering 50 years of his artistry.

Foreword by Phoenix Art Museum Director Emeritus James Ballinger

Essay by curator and arts writer MaLin Wilson-Powell

For more information, Click Here

 


 

Claudia DeMonte

Abudance: Travel

featured in the article on Beth Rudin DeWoody & Firooz Zahedi’s home in December issue of Architectural Digest

 

 

 

 

 


 

AS SEEN ON ABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS

October 15, 2016

Go Cubs Go! Our front window is now showing it’s Chicago pride with baseball art pieces by Margaret Wharton and Chicago Cubs gear.

 

 


 

PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR PARTICIPATION IN SOFA CHICAGO 2016

FESTIVAL HALL, NAVY PIER

BOOTH 405

November 4 – 6, 2016

Opening Night – November 3, 2016

Including Works By:

Diane Cooper | Claudia DeMonte | John Geldersma | John Maloof | Ed McGowin

Donna Rosenthal | Susan Saladino | Hunt Slonem | Courtney Timmermans | John Torreano

 


 

CHICAGO IS: OUR KIND OF ART

GROUP EXHIBITION

OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Art After Hours // September 23, 2016 // extended gallery hours until 9 PM

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The Art of Making the Invisible Visible:

A Retrospective by Claudia DeMonte

Powerhouse Community Arts Center //  September 3 – October 5, 2016

Reception with the artist: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Yoga Figure 111, 2010, pewter and brass on wood, 18.5 x 15 x 10 in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


JAG at Art Southampton 2016

featured in SOCIAL – The Lifestyle Magazine

A Gala Not to be Missed by Stephanie Vitarelli

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Bonnie Star – Art Southampton 2016


 

JAG & John Torreano at Art Southampton 2016

featured in The Huffington Post

Multiple Gems At Art Southampton 2016  by Bruce Helander

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Art Southampton 2016

July 7-11, 2016

BOOTH AS26

EXHIBITING:

CLAUDIA DEMONTE | JULES FEIFFER | WILLIAM HARRISON

JEFF KOONS | ED MCGOWIN | DONNA ROSENTHAL | HUNT SLONEM

 BONNIE STAR | COURTNEY TIMMERMANS | JOHN TORREANO

Jules Feiffer book signing for his new graphic novel Cousin Joseph 

at the Jean Albano Gallery booth – AS26

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 3-4 PM

Puttin' On The Ritz, 2015, 17 x 14 in.

Puttin’ On The Ritz, 2015, 17 x 14 in.

 


Jules Feiffer

Cousin Joseph

Prequel to Kill My Mother

The second installment in the Noir trilogy

Available July 2016 – W.W. Norton & Company

Feiffer, Cousin Joseph

 

 


 

Making Her Mark

Mattatuck Museum

April 17-June 5, 2016

Claudia DeMonte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cut, Fold, and Form

Racine Art Museum

Racine, WI

Donna Rosenthal

January 24-May 1, 2016

My Fair Ladies: The Free Spirit, 2011, found vintage atlases, found vintage buttons, and steel, 20 x 13 x 12 in.

My Fair Ladies: The Free Spirit, 2011,
found vintage atlases, found vintage buttons, and steel,
20 x 13 x 12 in.

 

 

 

 


87th Exhibition of Professional Members

The Arts Club of Chicago

March 1-April 16, 2016

Diane Cooper

Bundles, 2015, mixed media, wool felt, acrylic paint, 4 x 4 in. each

Bundles, 2015, mixed media, wool felt, acrylic paint, 4 x 4 in. each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DiMoDA: The Digital Museum of Digital Art

Chicago opening

The Stolbun Collection

Alfredo Salazar-Caro

February 12-March 31, 2016
PRIVATE PREVIEW FEBRUARY 11
ALL OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Named one of the 25 best shows of 2015

Press: HyperallergicAnti-UtopiasVice

 

 


Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Palm Springs Convention Center

February 11-14, 2016

Booth 408

Untitled, 2015, oil and diamond dust on wood, 24 x 20 in.

Untitled, 2015, oil and diamond dust on wood, 24 x 20 in.

 

 

 

 


 

Surrealism: The Conjured Life

MCA Chicago

Margaret Wharton

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – Sunday, June 5, 2016


 

DiMoDA: The Digital Museum of Digital Art

TRANSFER gallery

Alfredo Salazar-Caro

November 14-December 19, 2015

Named one of the 25 best shows of 2015

Press: HyperallergicAnti-UtopiasVice


Superheroes in Gotham

New York Historical Society

October 9, 2015-February 21, 2016

Jules Feiffer

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I Used To Be Superman, a Jules Feiffer cartoon originally published in Playboy, will be included in Superheroes In Gotham, an exhibition at the New York Historical Society in October 2015.


SOFA Chicago

SCULPTURE OBJECTS FUNCTIONAL ART AND DESIGN FAIR, NAVY PIER

November 5-8, 2015

Booth 403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Zack Wirsum

Zack Wirsum Getting to the Bottom of It..., 2014 acrylic, mixed media 18 x 24 in.

Zack Wirsum
Getting to the Bottom of It…, 2014
acrylic, mixed media
18 x 24 in.

Awkward Silences

Opening Thursday, November 5, 2015

Artist reception from 5:30-7:00 PM, Artist remarks at 6 PM

Union League Club, Third Floor Art Gallery
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

 


 

Jules Feiffer

2015 Baltimore Comic Convention
Baltimore Convention Center

 

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September 25, 26 & 27, 2015

Friday 1-7 PM
Saturday 10 AM-7 PM
Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

 

Jules Feiffer will be at the 2015 Baltimore Comic Convention on September 25 & 26 for book signing. He will also be receiving a Harvey Award at the event.

 


 

 Jules Feiffer

Puttin-On-The-Ritz

 

Puttin’ On The Ritz
2015
iris print, ed. 40
17 x 13 in.  
 
We are pleased to present a new print by Jules Feiffer that celebrates the book
Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer
It will be exhibited at Art Southampton 2015 and is available at a special introductory price through the gallery.

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60 Millstone Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11976


 

JULES FEIFFER

JULES FEIFFER IN CONVERSATION WITH NEIL GAIMAN
THURSDAY MAY 14,2015
7PM

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10128

Join him as he talks with author Neil Gaiman about his life, his work and his new book, Out of Line.
Jules Feiffer will sign copies of Out of Line after the event.

Cost: from $30.00


Jules Feiffer

Parrish Art Museum
Water Mill, New York
March 15, 2015 to April 26, 2015
(Large scale inks and watercolor drawings created for his graphic novel)

Fletcher Benton

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015

Fletcher Benton, 83, is a world-renowned sculptor and painter who has created a body of award-winning work ranging from delicate sketches and paintings to monumental steel constructions and seminal works of “kinetic art”.

 


 

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015

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Booth 713


Claudia DeMonte

Abundance: Shoes Bronze, 2011

Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery

September 15 – November 7, 2014

MSU Department of Art
102 Freeman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

 


Margaret Wharton Catalog

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Margaret Wharton
In Memoriam (1943-2014)

The catalog will feature a forward written by Lynne Warren (curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago) and a range of Wharton’s works through the years.

Selling for $10

 


 

Jules Feiffer

NEW YORKER- Theories of Humor, 16 x 12 in. paper size

On the morning of June 26, 2014 Roger Rosenblatt led the morning discussion with Jules Feiffer at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. — Feiffer told the audience that in order to create something wonderful, one has to let the work take over instead of trying to control everything —

 

Feiffer’s works are on display at the Institution, including Theories of Humor.

Chautauqua Institution
1 Ames Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Theories of Humor
ink and watercolor on paper
22 x 17 ½ in

 


 

Mindy Weisel: Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

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Acclaimed abstract painter, Mindy Weisel started to work with glass in 2005. Her lifelong exploration of themes emerging from conscious and subconscious thought and complex emotional situations, found in glass a new outlet of expression. Curator: Henrietta Eliezer Brunner, opens June 26, 2014.

Jean Albano Gallery proudly represents the art work of Mindy Weisel.

 

 


 

Art Hamptons July 10-13, 2014

 

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Jean Albano Gallery will be exhibiting at ArtHamptons, July 10-13 in booth #204. The fair will take place at Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton, NY

Showcasing the artwork of artist that have a presence in the Hamptons

JULES FEIFFER

BONNIE ENGLEBARDT LAUTENBERG

DONNA ROSENTHAL

COURTNEY TIMMERMANS

JOHN TORREANO

 


 

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Honors Jules Feiffer

Blue Tango, iris print, 20 x 16 inches, 2004, edition of 40

Blue Tango, iris print, 20 x 16 inches, edition of 40

 

Jules Feiffer is a newly elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He will be inducted at a ceremony at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October.

The Academy, founded in 1780 by John Adams, is considered one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the country and includes more than 250 Nobel Laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize Winners, of which Feiffer is one himself.

Jean Albano Gallery proudly represents the art work of Jules Feiffer.

 


 

Zack Wirsum

Chance Aesthetics

Clarence Morgan and Zack Wirsum shared interest in the language of abstraction is also the starting point for their different approaches. Complex systems of patterns, geometric relationships and layering of line are employed by both artists. While a “chance aesthetics “ or randomness and unpredictability, as Clarence Morgan writes about his work, demarcates how the works are both viewed and interpreted, the figures entangled in Zack Wirsum’s work open the possibility for free association within the specific visual cues of abstraction.

Z Wirsum 2012 16 x 20 inches

 
 
 
Iced Out – A Short-Sighted Long Shot Blizzard, Blind to the Big Picture
2012
acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 in
 
 
 
 
April 1 – May 3, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 4:30 – 7:30 PM
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
 

 

Margaret Wharton

1943 – 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Wharton on the morning of January 20, 2014. She had been sick since last Fall and died peacefully in her sleep.

Margaret was an amazing woman in so many ways and her spirit will live on.. Her creative and intelligent artwork, her insightful wit, and her caring personality and spirit will be remembered and missed by all – especially her children, Darby and Greg, their spouses Jimmy and Kristin, and her grandchildren who she adored.

MEMORIAL
A Remembrance Gathering to celebrate the life and work of MARGARET WHARTON: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Rainbo Club
1150 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago

For additional information, please call the gallery.

 


 

Gladys Nilsson

Hidden Treasures Unveiled: Watercolors

September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street • Philadelphia, PA 19102 • 215-972-7600

Gladys Nilsson I don't Remember What the Name is Duckbird Blues

I Don’t Remember What the Name is Duckbird Blues, 1968
Watercolor on Paper
30 x 22 inches
 

Gladys Nilsson

The Art of People Watching

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We are happy to announce a wonderful article in the current SHERIDAN ROAD MAGAZINE on the truly amazing Gladys Nilsson.

http://www.sheridanroadmagazine.com/article.php/vol/6/issue/8/title/article-1382985301362

 

 


 

Zack Wirsum

Ghosts Don’t Burn

October 19 – November 23, 2013
SIDECAR GALLERY
411 Huehn
Hammond, Indiana 46327
 
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Mindy Weisel

Not Neutral
September 3 – December 28, 2013
The Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road, NW
District of Columbia

Tohoku III, 2012

Tohoku III, 2012
paint, collage on handmade Japanese Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mary Ann Papanek-Miller

DePaul Faculty Exhibition
July 25 – September 29, 2013
Reception: September 18, 2013 6-8PM
DePaul Art Museum
935 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago IL 60614

Preparing for Winter I Will Work Harder

Preparing for Winter: I Will Work Harder I-V, 2013
mixed media, acrylics, graphite, printed fabric on wood
24 x 11 in ea

 

 

 

 

 

 

DePaul Richardson Library
Through September 2014
Reception: September 24, 2013 3-5pm
2350 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago IL 60614

Run III, 2004

Run III, 2004
mixed media, oil, acrylics, graphite, collage on map and canvas
30 x 30 in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

The Elastic Past: Visual Interpretations of Life’s Early Lessons
Yellowstone Art Museum
August 15 – October 27, 2013
401 North 27th Street
Billings, Montana 59101

 


 

Courtney Timmermans

An Object of Beauty: Glass, Fiber and Metal
June 22 – July 18, 2013
Fowler-Kellogg Art Center
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York

Urban Herd: Lion, 2012 cast resin, air rifle BBs, mixed media 16 x 13 x 8 inches

Urban Herd: Lion, 2012
cast resin, air rifle BBs, mixed media
16 x 13 x 8 in


 

Margaret Wharton receives Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant, 2013

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants were established to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art. Grants are awarded to artists who have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least the last 20 years.

Different Strokes, chair parts, golf clubs, golf tees, tennis rackets, badminton racket, tennis ball 61x32 inches, 2011

Different Strokes, 2011
chair parts, golf clubs, golf tees, tennis rackets, badminton racket, tennis ball
61 x 32 in

 

 

 


 

DIANE COOPER

Bonnie Peterson & Diane Cooper: Textiles
May 24 – June 28, 2013
College of Lake County
19351 West Washington
Grayslake, IL 60030

Bundles Varie', mixed media 31 x 31 x 5 inches, 2010-11

Bundles Varie’s, 2010-2011
mixed media
31 x 31 x 5 in

Bonnie Peterson & Diane Cooper: Textiles
Houghton, Michigan artist Bonnie Peterson uses embroidery on textiles to communicate provocative environmental and social issues. Chicago artist Diane Cooper displays a Japanese aesthetic in her work. Her constructions employ fiber, leather, wood and bits of society’s detritus.


 

NYC Literary Honors JULES FEIFFER

2013 award for Humor

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The NYC Literary Honors was created by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to honor great living authors and scholars who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement, and for whom New York has been a central inspiration. Jules Feiffer received the award at Gracie Mansion on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Jean Albano Gallery is proud to represent the art work of Jules Feiffer.