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Factual Abstractions Recommended Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: March 28-April 13 2014

"Tristan Meinecke remains one of the monumental artistic secrets of Chicago, a man whose contribution remains to be adequately understood and evaluated," wrote John Corbett, owner of the gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey and a professor of painting and drawing at the Art Institute, in a 2003 essay accompanying the only retrospective the conspicuously overlooked artist would know. Early the following year, Meinecke died of heart failure at age 88. His body of unsold work—largely comprising mind-bending abstract paintings—was stashed away in his West Ridge studio. For the second time in as many months, Meinecke's sons Brad and Scott are opening the space to the public for an exhibition, this one titled "Factual Abstractions." Continue reading >>

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