Craig Adcock will discuss recent abstraction in Chicago. Adcock will focus primarily on painters such as Rodney Carswell, Julia Fish, Vera Klement, Judy Ledgerwood and Jim Lutes. For all of these artists, successful abstraction is the ability of a painting or object to speak as beautifully and meaningfully as possible in the barest minimum of materials or forms. This relationship between communication and economy is the root of abstraction’s power.
Craig Adcock is Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame, and art critic for Tema Celeste.
This lecture is the second in a four-part lecture series on contemporary painting in Chicago.