Jun 2nd 2023

Friendship’s Death


1749 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, June 2nd, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, July 15th

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to present Friendship’s Death, an exhibition of work by Melanie Authier, Leslie Baum, Judy Dolnick, Magalie Guérin, and Melissa Leandro in Gallery One and Two. The exhibition opens Friday, June 2nd and continues through Saturday, July 15th, 2023.

The title of the exhibition, Friendship’s Death, is inspired by the 1987 film of the same name, in which a robot from the distant galaxy of Procylon was sent to Earth as an omen and oracle of high celestial intelligence. Her mission is to examine the human condition and offer insight into the inevitabilities of the future. At the conclusion of the film, she leaves only a recorded message containing a five-minute sequence of abstract visuals—a diary of her experience, which the audience is left to decode.

In this exhibition we are invited to similarly decode each artist’s respective visual language, connecting to the ways in which they communicate complex ideas through abstraction. This exhibition hopes to operate as a sojourn to another place, creating moments for the viewer to move through a wide bandwidth of geographical time and space, by way of a select group of multigenerational artists, connected by their investigation of shape and color, and the impossible object.

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Leslie Baum
a garden in a vase: 8.2.21, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
31.5 x 22 in.

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