The Renaissance Society presents an exhibition of paintings by emerging Chicago artists without commercial representation. The artists have been chosen by curators, arts administrators, art historian, art critics, and art educators in the city. One artist has been chosen by each of these professionals. Their specific choices will remain anonymous. The exhibition will include a wide range of styles representing the diversity among the city’s young artists.
Nominators: Dennis Adrian, art historian and critic; Alan G. Artner, Art Critic, Chicago Tribune; Don Baum, Chairman, Art Department, Roosevelt University; Michael Bonesteel, Chicago correspondent, Art in America: Richard Born, Curator, The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago; Christopher English, Director, N.A.M.E. Gallery; Susanne Ghez, Director, The Renaissance Society; Harold Hayden, Art Critic, Chicago SunTimes; Robert Hutchison, Chairman, Exhibitions Committee, Hyde Park Art Center; Mary Jane Jacob, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Judith Russi Kirschner, art critic and Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Gregory G. Knight, Curator of Exhibits, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center; Paul Krainak, Associate Editor, New Art Examiner; Christopher Lyon, Art Critic, Chicago Sun-Times, Reader; Tom Mapp, Director, Midway Studios, The Univeristy of Chicago; Charlotte Moser, Art Critic, Chicago Sun-Times; John Hallmark Neff, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art; Martin Puryear, Associate Professor of Art, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sonja Rae, Artists Division Director, Illinois Arts Council; Anne Rorimer, Associate Curator, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago; Buzz Spector, Editor, Whitewalls; A. James Speyer, Curator, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago; Charles Wilson, Associate Professor, Art Department, University of Illinois at Chicago