Post-Pop, Post-Pictures

August 22 – September 21, 1997

Highlighting the work of eleven young abstract painters from Chicago, New York and Texas, this exhibition illustrated the current shift in abstraction away from the heroic brushwork and emotional concerns first expressed in the 1950s to painting that is more mundane and mediated because it is more self-consciously culturally informed.

This show positioned contemporary Chicago abstraction within the context of a larger tendency that has no geographical boundaries.


Michelle Grabner, Giles Lyon, Tom Moody, Rebecca Morris, Mark Ottens, Aaron Parazette, John Pomara, Michael Rodriguez, Ludwig Schwarz, David Szafranski, and Amy Wheeler