Venturing into the psychic fantasies of some of Chicago’s midcentury painters, The Arts Club presents ‘A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago’, a groundbreaking exhibition that offers a first-of-its-kind peek into a hidden decade of art history. With homes haunted by pre- and post-war anxieties, shadows of forgotten friends, and keys to doors that lead nowhere, explore how Chicago became home to a Surrealism all its own.
This exhibition features the work of Gertrude Abercrombie, Ivan Albright, Eldzier Cortor, Harold Noecker, Julio de Diego, Dorothea Tanning, Julia Thecla, and John Wilde.
For more information, please visit http://www.artsclubchicago.org/exhibition/home-for-surrealism/.
‘A Home for Surrealism’ is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, as well as a gift from the Zell Family Foundation. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue distributed by the University of Chicago Press (available June 2018), including essays by Robert Cozzolino (Minneapolis Institute of Art), Adam Jolles (Florida State University), Janine Mileaf (Arts Club of Chicago), and Joanna Pawlik (University of Sussex) and artists’ biographies by Marin Sarvé-Tarr (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
‘A Home for Surrealism’ is proudly part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Image: Eldzier Cortor. Lady Knitting, 1949. Oil on canvas; 43 3⁄4 x 31 in. (111.1 x 78.7 cm). Private Collection, New York. © 2018 Eldzier Cortor/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image: Peter Paul Geoffrion. Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
The Arts Club of Chicago is located at 201 East Ontario Street. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information on hours, directions, and accessibility, please visit www.artsclubchicago.org.