Stephen Kaltenbach | Bert Green Fine Art | Galleries | Chicago Reader

Stephen Kaltenbach Agenda Recommended Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 9 2013

In the late 1960s, Stephen Kaltenbach was among a group of New York-based artists who founded the movement eventually called conceptualism. It became widely influential, in part because its parameters were so liquid: in its antimuseum, anticommodity stance, conceptualism privileged ideas over objects, words over images, communal sharing over individual ownership. It was a perfect fit for the era's burgeoning counterculture. The new exhibit at Bert Green Fine Art surveys Kaltenbach's work since 1965. The artist's roots in minimalism are evident; everything is pared down to essentials, offering little to distract the viewer from grappling with the ideas that the work presents. The effect is at once austere and playful. Continue reading >>