Exhibition: Monster Roster

While I was in the American Midwest last month, I couldn’t resist making the journey out to the University of Chicago to see the latest exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art: Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago. The exhibition focuses on the work of a close-knit group of artists working in the Windy City between the late 1940s and the mid-1960s. The artists, … Continue reading Exhibition: Monster Roster

Featured Artist: Leon Golub

Chicago-born artist Leon Golub (1922–2004) never abandoned representational painting, even at the height of the abstract art movement in the United States. Instead Golub produced a body of politically-engaged work that confronted the injustices he saw born out of the Cold War: from destructive dictatorships and civil rights violations to the advent of global terrorism. In the first half of the ’60s, Golub and his artist wife, … Continue reading Featured Artist: Leon Golub