Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Daphne’s Sister

Opening: Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 1 – 4 pm
Sunday, Mar 1 – 29, 2020

1717 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Curated by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum

Eleanor Spiess-Ferris (b. 1941) is an American symbolist painter cited as a significant surrealist, narrative figurative and feminist artist. This exhibition of over 40 years of painting and drawing by Chicago artist Spiess-Ferris traces the development of her distinctive figures across her career and compares studies and sketches with final works.  Spiess-Ferris’s figures are narrative bodies, telling stories of personal, spiritual and environmental crises. 


Image: Eleanor Spiess