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Focus 4 - ISM Museums and Galleries

  Exhibits at ISM Museums and Galleries   

All our exibitions are organized and developed by our curatorial staff and participation in an exhibition is by invitation of the curators. We are happy to consider your work or your exhibition proposal if you are an artist that resides in the state of Illinois, or your proposal has a connection with Illinois history. Proposals should be sent to:

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James R. Thompson Center, Suite 2-100
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

  Focus 4   

Focus 4

Curators for the exhibit include Judith Lloyd Klauba, Jane Stevens, Robert Sill, and Jim Zimmer who chose Rebecca Wolfram, Don Seiden, Mario Trejo, and Christopher Furman, respectively.

In individual ways, these four artists’ works reflect networks with the larger art community or reflect an internal networking process. Painter and sculptor Don Seiden is also an educator and art therapist; Mario Trejo creates, mostly, large-scale meditative and obsessive works of interior spaces;  Painter Rebecca Wolfram’s iconography deals with notions of  culture, custom, and tradition as they reflect social behavior, and Christopher Furman kinetic, robotic installations that interact with the viewers.

Focus 4 runs from September 19, 2011 through January 6, 2012. Reception is October 7, 2011, from 5 to 7 pm in conjunction with Chicago Artists' Month, a citywide celebration of the arts.

Click to Press Release for more information on the exhibit and Gallery talks.

Learn about other exhibitions currently at the ISM Museums and Galleries.


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