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Jim Nutt wins Artist Legacy Foundation’s 2015 Artist Award

Jim Nutt, a pioneer of the Chicago Surrealist movement of the 1960s, has been named the winner of The Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2015 Artist Award. The Award recognizes his contribution to Surrealist art and includes an unrestricted grant of $25,000 for the artist to use however he chooses. A key figure of the Chicago Surrealism movement of the mid-sixties, Nutt, along with Gladys Nilsson, Jim Falconer, Art Green, Suellen Rocca and Karl Wirsum formed The Hairy Who, a group of artists which was then joined by more artists to become the Chicago Imagists. Drawing from German expressionism, Pop Art and Cubism, he is best known for his surreal portraits of women, which give his subjects disproportional features and often accentuate their brooding sexuality. He has stated that a proportion of the prize money may go towards archiving and cataloguing his early work and will also be used to travel to Berlin and Hamburg to study 19th century German painting, an ambition that has so far been unrealizable for Nutt. The Foundation financially supports artists, offering funding for their learning and the advancement of their practice. The judges for the 2015 Artist Award included curator Julie Joyce, painter Lucinda Parker, and sculptor Peter...

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“Tell Tale Signs” at Corbett vs. Dempsey

Chicago, 2 January 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago is currently presenting the exhibition “Tell Tale Signs”, until 21 January, surrounding the latest paintings by Art Green. This American artist, born in 1941, has developed over 45 years an aesthetic of Pop art that combines bright colours and images of popular culture. Green plays with the effects of layering and transparencies in his paintings, to create complex compositions almost like puzzles where the viewer is drowning in the midst of impossible architecture and geometric patterns. The exhibition is Green’s first solo show in Chicago in many years, a city he is not foreign to as he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the masterpieces exhibited at Corbett vs. Dempsey is Hang Time, a giant dollar sign-shaped painting inspired by the global economic downturn, and various approaches to perspectival confusion. Green’s work is notably presented in collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, National Gallery of Canada and at the Museum of Modern Art in...

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