Sunday, April 29, 2007

Artopolis 2007

If you thought that contemporary American Impressionism was
systematically excluded from
Art Chicago, the Bridge Art Fair, the Chicago Art Project,
and all the other pieces of Chicago's first Artopolis
(including the Antiques Fair and the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art)

you wouldn't be far off.

When the motto reads "See What You Want to See" (TM)
a rather substantial minority is not included.

But it wasn't a complete shutout for the Palette and Chisel.

The above scene, found in the Antiques Fair,
was painted by Frank C. Senge (1920)
( Born 1872) -- who participated in P&C exhibit
at the Art Institute in 1916

Catherine Maize
is the only former P&C artist that I found in Art Chicago
(though I later learned that George Fischer had also been a member)

Fred Mulhaupt's
"Connecticut Landscape" (1911)
was also found in the Antiques Fair

(and James Burrell
was in the Bridge Art Fair with the piece
shown on his site)


Why is it that when there's a

"Citywide celebration of arts, antiques, and culture"

with partners including:
Beverly Arts Center,
Lill Street Studios,
Hyde Park Art Center,
and even the
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation,

as well as the visual culture that we pursue,
are not included ?


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