May 5th 2017

Zack Wirsum: A Stranger Still

@ Jean Albano Gallery

215 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

Opening Friday, May 5th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Friday, June 30th

Jean Albano Gallery presents their third solo exhibition of Chicago based painter Zack Wirsum entitled A Stranger Still… opening on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The exhibition continues through June 30, 2017 and is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM and also by appointment.

Wirsum’s latest body of work attempts to refine the visual noise that has accumulated in his past painting practice. The seemingly obsessive linear layering and intense attention to detail along with vivid coloring remains, but restful passages of negative space are being incorporated to establish a compositional hierarchy and moments of ease. These latest paintings still emphasize a high variety of texture and breadth of spectrum with the continued playful push and pull of abstraction and figure, but as the practice advances the need for stillness pushes the process into new directions of exploration in A Stranger Still…

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