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Click to enlargeHOW CHICAGO! IMAGISTS 1960S & 70S
Mar 15 - May 26, 2019
Roger Brown, Sarah Canright, Jim Falconer, Ed Flood, Art Green, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum, Ray Yoshida.
Goldsmiths CCA presents the first significant exhibition in the UK in almost 40 years of work by the Chicago Imagists. How Chicago! focuses on fourteen artists associated with Imagism, and features painting, objects, drawings, prints and ephemera. Igniting the Chicago art scene in the 1960s, the artists associated with ‘Chicago Imagism’ worked across painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, creating distinctive works that were irreverent and often visceral. The exhibition is organised by Hayward Gallery Touring in collaboration with Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art and De La Warr Pavilion, and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy.
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RED MUSTARD AND YELLOW LIPSTICK: A MAKING WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES
Mar 23, 2019 3:00pm talk/event
Suitable for ages 4-12
Join artist, animator and cartoonist Ben Connors for an exploration into the collaborative drawing game, Exquisite Corpse. Working on different sections of the body, children are invited to make a life-size Plexiglas figure, responding to the bold, weird and wonderful world of the Chicago Imagists. The Imagists’ interest in reverse-painting on transparent surfaces - inspired by show window designs and pinball machine graphics - and their affinity towards drawing with everyday materials like lipstick or mustard form the starting point for an afternoon of re-inventing the human form.

SCREENING: HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS DOCUMENTARY
Apr 04, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell the wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story of the Chicago Imagists. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. It brings to life the milieu of Chicago in the 1960s, and also showcases the legacy of the Imagists’ work in contemporary art production today. Themes in the narrative include the Imagists’ emergence within the national context of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, the rise and fall of taste within art history, and the uncharacteristic equality afforded to women artists among this Chicago group.

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