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Serial Drawings: Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, Robert Lucy

July 1–August 31, 2014

Robert Barnes, Canto I, 1961

This collection-based exhibition considers three sets of drawings by three generations of artists associated with Chicago. Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, and Robert Lucy all work in a figurative mode, though each assumes a different and highly personal approach to the human form. They all have explored drawing’s expressive or narrative potential through unified cycles of drawings, ranging from four to eleven works.

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