LOGAN SQUARE — Comfort Station’s ongoing July art exhibit will feature work from three painters at the top of their game.
Cool & Dark celebrates the midpoint of yet another Chicago summer hanging in the balance with the paintings of Eleanor Ray, Greta Waller and Gwendolyn Zabicki, according to Tyler Jagel, who reviewed the work. The show opened July 1 and will run through July 27.
“Summer won’t last forever. It never does,” Jagel wrote. “These paintings capture scenes that are neither here nor there, moments that — like summer — are always already passing.”
Eleanor Ray’s “kitten-sized” paintings feature large brush strokes framing everyday moments in the city, according to Jagel — “Lean in, however, and notice the unsettlingly unpeopled landscapes. Are these scenes of the beginning of something, or the end?”
Greta Waller’s work deals with ice in its various states and compositions.
“While some might find the relentless onward passage of time troubling, Greta Waller takes great pleasure in it,” Jagel wrote. "The effect is dazzling ... with each passing minute new forms emerge.”
Lastly, Zabicki’s current set of paintings invites the viewer to open her gifts.
“Feel free to admire the careful folds and the gold leaf that gilds the wrapping paper; appreciate the careful attention to color, shadow, and reflection,” Jagel said. “These presents hang there like Platonic forms filled with we-know-not-what and destined for we-know-not-whom.”
An opening reception for the work is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. July 11 at Comfort Station.
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