In honor of the Chicago-based artist Geof Oppenheimer’s solo exhibition installed at Northwestern’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art this fall (Sept. 12 – Nov. 30, 2015), the Art Library is excited to present a selection of recent exhibition catalogues on fellow contemporary artists living and working in Chicago today.
The exhibitions represent an array of Chicago’s artists: younger and older; those who were born and remain here, and those from abroad who have made Chicago their home. They take place in venues ranging from local university galleries to international art museums and display work in a wide variety of media including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, and installation art. All help demonstrate the breadth and vitality of the current Chicago art world.
Records for these and many other books in the Art Library on contemporary Chicago artists can be found in NUSearch, Northwestern University Library’s online discovery tool at library.northwestern.edu.
In addition to Chicago’s great art museums and the local college and university museums, the city’s art galleries are valuable sources and important venues for exhibiting the work of contemporary Chicago artists. Find the most current, comprehensive information on Chicago’s art galleries in Chicago Gallery News, freely available in print and online.
The online periodical Newcity Art also provides reviews, profiles, and news about art in Chicago.