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Lynne Drexler: Early Spring @ McCormick Gallery

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Chicago has an unfortunate personality disorder when it comes to weather and the change of seasons.  We start looking for signs in March, and then we're still shivering while we wait in late April. Then boom!  It's 85 and humid and we're into summer. 

Spring fever that is lasting a little longer in Chicago's art world may be found in an exhibition of works by Lynne Drexler at McCormick Gallery.  The current exhibition, Early Spring, is wonderfully overwhelming with bright, fresh color - perfect for easing us into summer. 

Some works are large scale, which I prefer to the smaller works just because of the extra space that allows for the dynamic compositions.  All together, the paintings create a vividly peppered space that should cheer any Chicagoan on a gray day.  Her colorful, abstract landscapes are created from crisp brushstrokes that look like large paper squares of confetti. 

Born in 1928, during 1950s Drexler worked alongside Abstract Expressionist greats Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell, eventually finding her own distinct style.  Drexler died in 1999 and was lived the last 16 years of her life on Monhegan Island with her painter husband John Hultberg.  Her work will be part of upcoming shows at the Monhegan Museum and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.
McCormick Gallery
835 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel 312-226-6800

Lynne Drexler (1928 - 1999)
Early Spring
Thru June, 5, 2010

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