March 2 - April 4, 1999
Artists living and working in Chicago invariably deal with the label “Chicago artist,” a tag that has strong ties to Imagism in the 1960s and 70s. Fueled by information technologies, heightened critical awareness, and adventurous new galleries, artists have managed to maneuver around the art world’s “regionalist” pigeonholing. Certain sensibilities, however, continue to characterize new Chicago art: funkiness and wit, for example, seem to have been handed down like torches by the Imagists. OTHERVILLE presents work by seventeen emerging artists who are questioning and reshaping the parameters of the Chicago scene.
Artists: John Arndt, Stephanie Brooks, Timothy Brower, Tom Denlinger, Josh Garber, Alice Hargrave, Paul Kass, Chenoae Kim, Michael Lindell, Shona Macdonald, Pamela Staker-Matson, Michael McCaffrey, Patrick McGee, Alison Ruttan, Angela Schlaud, Mike Slattery, Rob WeingartCurated by Bill Conger