A Selection of Portraits and People
Coming March 2017
June 1- July 29, 2016
In the artist’s words:
“I am not a realist. My work has been described as psychological and emotional realism, but my work is more than that. It is thought symbolized into an icon, an idol. A pure image. I think of my paintings as road signs that mark out the directions and stops of my life as I go along. I have the need to paint like this.”
Chuck Walker’s work is reminiscent of 19th century French intimism. Walker’s paintings draw you in and work their magic on you almost in spite of yourself. The images are sensual and intimate without being erotic, almost intrusive. The paintings are encapsulated in layers; the colors are soulful and melancholy. The result is quiet, yet powerful. Often Walker doesn’t show the face of the subject. As Walker states, “As soon as the face enters in it gets more specific, like a portrait. People read the face.”
Chuck Walker originally attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1969-73. His works are in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Tampa Museum of Art (Florida), Contemporary Center for Art (St. Louis), Evanston Art Center (Illinois), and Artspace (San Francisco). Walker's work has been discussed and reviewed in Art News, New Art Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, NewCity and Art in America.
Madron Gallery is proud to present the work of Chuck Walker to our friends and clients. We hope that you enjoy our exhibition.
For more information, please contact Madron at 312.640.1302 or email@example.com.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARISA SCHEINFELD
February 1- March 31, 2016
From the 1920s through the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains of New York were a popular vacation destination for millions of Americans especially Jewish vacationers. Known as the Borscht Belt, the region combined recreational activities with nighttime entertainment, especially stand-up comedy, which was born in the region’s theaters and showrooms. Many of these entertainers became household names in American culture. At its peak the Borscht Belt was comprised of over 500 hotels and 50,000 bungalows. Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld has been documenting the dramatic degradation of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels and colonies. The images reveal ghostly remnants of the glory years of the era, as well as powerful evidence of nature's claim on the resorts and their landscapes, and new uses to which the spaces have been put in recent years. Scheinfeld, who grew up in the region, began her documentary photo project in 2010. In the fall of 2016, Cornell University Press will publish a monograph of Marisa's photographs on the Borscht Belt. An exhibition is now on view through March 31 at Madron Gallery in Chicago. For more information, please contact Madron at 312.640.1302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland was developed & created by Yeshiva University Museum in NYC
MARC HAUSER, VISIONS OF HIS CAREER
An Exhibition of Marc Hauser's Photography - October 1 - December 4, 2015
Note: Images on this page may be cropped. This page and thumbnail contain only a partial sample of our Hauser inventory.
AN EXHIBITION: JOHN A. KURTZ June 1-July 31, 2015
The original paintings by John A. Kurtz are so full of detail that you can never seem to notice everything in one viewing. As a master of color and technique, Kurtz draws the viewer in through sheer intricacy, brilliant color and well-balanced compositional chaos.
October 23, 2014
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
April 14 through May 31, 2014
The center of civility in our society is not the small town but the big city, where you learn to thread your way through heavy traffic and subdue your aggressiveness and extend kindness to strangers.
A Prairie Home Companion Jan. 12, 2010
According to a recent article in The New York Times, for the first time in recorded history most people on our planet live in cities. THE URBAN EXPERIENCE is a glimpse into the range and variety that city life offers both residents and visitors. This exhibition is but a small sample of city life in the first half of the twentieth century.
Cities are home to rich people and poor people and everyone in between. The contrast in subject matter and mood could not be more conspicuous than considering the Park scene on a spring day by Harriette Bowdoin with the misery in Reginald Marsh’s Bowery scene. Bernece Berkman gives us an industrial scene rendered in bright happy colors while Herman Menzel displays nothing but grime and gloom in his picture of Cal-Sag harbor.
The serene gentility visible in Colin Campbell Cooper’s depiction of Hunter College is in sharp contrast to Jerome Myers Houston Street with a single woman walking to market on the lower East Side. A wide range of styles are evident during this period. Consider that Louis Lozowick’s modernist 57th Street (Rubber Center) and Harry Sternberg’s Elevated Platform were created at the same time.
There are about thirty works in this exhibition which will be on display until May 31st. A thumbnail catalog is attached and will be available during the show.