Sep 20th 2019

Show Your Paper

@ Woman Made Gallery

2150 S Canalport Ave, #4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, September 20th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, October 12th

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Show Your Paper,” an exhibition juried by Kathryn Markel. Included are works by 43 artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Included in the exhibition are paintings, drawings, prints, collages, and paper constructions, both in two- and three-dimensional forms.

Exhibiting Artists: Ellis Angel, Jane Barthès, Ewa Bloch, Molly Blumberg, Carly Bodnar, Ilse Bolle, Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, Han Cao, Ken Collins, Cantrel Connell, Sydney Daniel, Melanie Deal, Barbara De Pirro, Victoria Elizabeth, Maura Falfan, Nadia Frierson, Michelle Geoga, Christiane Grauert, Gwen Gunter, Sandra Guze, Nancy Jackson, Damien James, Jamie Kost, Stacey Lawrence, Laurie LeBreton, HengHui Tiffany Lee, Christina Lihan, Vicki Ling, Annell Livingston, Lauren Macklin, Jessica Malatia, Jeanette Martone, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Melissa Murray, Selena Nawrocki, Kathie Shaw, Kerry Simmons, Kate Skakel, Oaklee Thiele, Lauren Turk, Katherine Venturelli, Zoe Wang, Kathy Weaver.

Juror: Kathryn Markel is the founder and director of Markel Fine Arts, which was established in 1975. The Gallery operates in two New York locations, Chelsea and Bridgehampton, showing paintings and contemporary works on paper. The gallery is run by women, and 81% of the exhibiting artists are women.

In her blog, Markel reflects: “The more you look at art, the more you understand yourself. For example, I rarely respond positively to art with harsh gesture and color. It feels angry to me. But others might appreciate the same anger I see and find it liberating. Where I may see the painting’s energy as enervating, they could see it as exciting. The fact is, our reactions to everything in life are colored by our individual histories and physiology. There is always a dance between the stimulus and the stimulated. I rarely analyze why I like or dislike a dress, a taste, a person, or a wallpaper. But I always think about what it is in my personality that makes me react in a particular way to a piece of art.”

To learn more about Kathryn Markel and her enduring support of the arts, visit

(Banner image: artwork by Jessica Meuninck-Ganger)

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Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-0400 |

Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. | Admission: Free

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