This exhibition presents a select group of recent paintings by the long-time esteemed Chicago artist Judith Raphael. Speaking about her own work Judith Raphael writes: “My painting focuses on early adolescence and comments on the human condition. In the figure I find the metaphor to express my narrative. All of life’s stages are transient but none are more rapid in their changes than childhood and no stage in childhood is more dramatic than the passage of children about to enter their teens. They experience interesting and disconcerting changes in their bodies and emotions, which embody childhood’s androgynous qualities of aggression, insouciance and outrageous expectation. It is the fountain of our future power and a stage I try to remember.”
The exhibition will show in Carlson gallery from Sept. 13–Oct. 5 with a reception on Sept. 13, 5–7 PM.