Looking at the Present: Recent Works by Jim Dine | Richard Gray Gallery | Galleries | Chicago Reader

Looking at the Present: Recent Works by Jim Dine Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: May 10-June 10 2017

In "Looking at the Present: Recent Works by Jim Dine," at Richard Gray Gallery's newly opened warehouse space in West Town, Jim Dine presents a series of figurative paintings made within the last two years. Earlier in his career, Dine was famous for his depictions of objects such as robes, tools, and especially hearts, but before "Looking at the Present" he'd spent several years working in a purely abstract style. The more recent pieces present a subtle return to the body, undefined figures and faces ground into the surface with power tools and a thick application of sand-mixed acrylic and oil paint. And the nine large-scale paintings ideally inaugurate Richard Gray's 5,000-square-foot space, a setting that provides room to take in the darker tone set by Dine's thickly painted skulls, twisted bodies, and even his own head. Continue reading >>

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