Kathryn Hixson will introduce and discuss the paintings of some Chicago conceptualists. Artists such as Gaylen Gerber, Kay Rosen, David Russick, and Kevin Wolff continue to practice and refine the craft of painting for their own conceptual purposes. While participating in the power of the tradition of painting, they examine the very power structures that have facilitated the flourishing of the tradition, in the extra-aesthetic realms of politics, economics, sexual definition, and other social and material relations.
Kathryn Hixson is an art critic for Arts Magazine, Flash Art, and New Art Examiner. This lecture is the fourth in a four-part lecture series on contemporary painting in Chicago.