DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > Stranger Things
Magalie Guerin, Untitled (bondage-brutalist), 2016. Collection of DePaul Art Museum.
Richard Rezac, Untitled (12-09), 2012. Collection of DePaul Art Museum.
Miriam Bloom, Zero in II, 1998. Collection of DePaul Art Museum.
Jim Lutes, Pucker Sucker, 1993. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Chuck Thurow.
Stranger Things brings together several recent purchases and gifts of art to the DePaul Art Museum collection by artists, primarily from Chicago, who create forms that are vaguely familiar but impossible to name. Some works, for example, seem to suggest body parts, plants, animals, or buildings, but become difficult to identify with any certainty. Working against representational traditions in sculpture, drawing, and painting, these artists invent new forms that delight in the inability to answer the simple question, “what is it?” and invite viewers to be comfortable with not knowing.
Featured artists: Robert Bladen, Miriam Bloom, Alex Chitty, Chris Garofalo, Magalie Guerin, David Jackson, Paul LaMantia, Sterling Lawrence, Jim Lutes, Sandra Perlow, Richard Rezac, and David Richards
Stranger Things is organized by DePaul Art Museum and curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator.