Ellen Lanyon: A Bit of Magic

Thursday, Apr 8 – 30, 2021

875 N. Michigan, Ste. 3800
John Hancock Center
Chicago, IL 60611

Gray presents Ellen Lanyon: A Bit of Magic, a solo exhibition of paintings from the Estate of Ellen Lanyon, sold to benefit the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Often discussed in relation to Surrealism and Magic Realism, Chicago painter and printmaker Ellen Lanyon (1926 - 2013) is celebrated for her fantastical and meticulously crafted still-life compositions. A reflection of her own private mythology, Lanyon's juxtapositions of exotic specimens from the natural world with everyday household objects subvert ideas of domesticity and offer mysterious new narratives both playful and sinister.

Explore Ellen Lanyon: A Bit of Magic by visiting Gray Viewing Rooms. 

To explore the exhibition in person at our Michigan Avenue gallery, click here to schedule a private viewing appointment.

Image: Ellen Lanyon, Fast Train to Exotic, 2010

 

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