The Chicago Imagists at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

The Chicago Imagists at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
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Irreverent works, often visceral, distorted figurative depictions and vivacious colours, as well as plays on words. The Chicago Imagists movement, etched into the urban fabric of Chicago with popular art, comics, pinball machines and publicity, lives again along with its proponents at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art. The exhibition concentrates on the works created from the 1960s, when artists like Roger Brown, Sarah Canright, Jim Falconer, Ed Flood, Art Green, Philip Hanson and Gladys Nilsson met for the first time, up to the end of the Seventies, when many of them moved off, both stylistically and geographically, from the group. Educated at the School of the Art Institute di Chicago, their teachers, self-taught artists, showed them how to appreciate the most far-flung objects found in flea-markets and second-hand shops. The exhibition - which explores the art and design legacy of Chicago - focuses on the affinities of a diverse group of artists which made a lasting impact on the art of the XX Century.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London