Julia Fish: bound by spectrum
September 12, 2019 – February 23, 2020
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
Make sure to visit Julia Fish's, Professor Emerita - School of Art & Art History, latest exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum, with an opening reception September 12th from 6pm–8pm. This exhibition includes a survey of Fish's paintings, and works on paper from the last decade.
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For three decades, Julia Fish has used her house and its vernacular architecture — a Chicago storefront designed by Theodore Steuben in 1922 — as the basis for a system of mapping color, form, and light in paintings and works on paper. Julia Fish: bound by spectrum presents a survey of the last decade (2009–19) of Fish’s paintings and works on paper while providing new scholarship around her ongoing project that brings together the disciplines of painting, drawing, and architecture. Rendering architectural details at actual size and from observation, she creates a subjective response to objective information, informed by effects of light in space, time of day, the seasons, cardinal direction, and her own physical vantage point. Fish examines and recontextualizes evidence of the house, most recently thresholds between rooms, within paintings, which elude pure abstraction: they are, in fact, depictions of transitional spaces filtered through Fish’s increasingly complex visual logic.