2023 Group Exhibition

Opening: Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 7 – 11 pm
Saturday, Apr 15 – May 27, 2023

3514 West Fullerton
Chicago Illinois 60647

M. LeBlanc is proud to present our 2023 Group Exhibitionan exhibition of work by artists Israel Aten, Zoe Barcza, Sven Loven, Isabelle Frances McGuire, and Mindy Rose Schwartz. 

Israel Aten (American, b. 1986 in Detroit) lives and works in Detroit. Select recent solo exhibitions of Aten’s work include Israel Aten (2022) at Galerie Natalia Hug in Cologne, Israel Aten (2021) at What Pipeline in Detroit, and RADAR: Blast Valiant (2016) at LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, Germany. Aten’s work has also been curated into numerous group exhibitions in past years, some of which include Birds of a Feather (2020) at Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture in Hasselt, Belgium, Jetzt! Junge Malerei in Deutschland (2019) at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser, and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Aten graduated as Meisterschüler from Düsseldorf’s Kunstakademie. 

Zoe Barcza (Swedish/Canadian, b. 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions of Barcza’s work includes Odradek Microplastic Geologic Time Park (2022) at Darren Flook (Freehouse 54) in London, UK, Haute Speech (2021) at ISSUES in Stockholm, SE, Nukeface (2020) at Derosia in NYC, US, and Goblet (2020) at Galerie Croy Nielson in Vienna, AT. In 2013, Barcza attended Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (Städelschule) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden. Barcza received a BA from University of Toronto in Canada in 2007. Her work has been the focus of numerous reviews in publications such as ArtForum, Art in America, AQNB, and SFAQ.

Sven Loven (American, b. 1978 in New York City) lives and works in New York City. For nearly a decade, Loven’s radically surreal and perverse paintings have surgically excavated the influence contemporary mimetics has on painting, representation, and what it means to make an image today. Select solo exhibitions of Loven’s works include Hell Is Hot. The World Is Cold (2021) at NO Gallery in New York, The Long Zoom (2018) at Galerie Christian Anderson in Copenhagen, and Changeling (2017) at Galerie Jan Kaps in Cologne. Loven’s work has been recently included in group exhibitions such as, NY Biennial (2020) at Bleecker Playground in New York, Post Analog Studio (2019) at The Hole in New York, and CONDO NY (2018) at Foxy Productions in New York. Loven received a BFA degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2002.

Isabelle Frances McGuire (American, b. 1994 in Austin, TX) lives and works in Chicago. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Dedicated to Those Who Continue to Dwell in Lightless Descent (2021) at King’s Leap in New York, Dresses Without Women (2020) at Mickey Gallery, Snafu, Shitshow, Clusterfuck (2020) at Julius Caesar in Chicago, P**** B**** Arena (2020), curated by Good Weather at Et Al. in San Francisco, and Digesting Duck Entry Level Position (2020) at From the Desk of Lucy Bull in Los Angeles. McGuire received a BFA degree from the School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago in 2016. Since graduating, McGuire has received several grants including Chicago’s Department Of Cultural Affairs grants in 2022 and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in 2019. In 2021, McGuire was accepted for residency at the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art.

Mindy Rose Schwartz (American, b. 1965) lives and works in Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions include Interstate Project (2021) in New York, NY, Et al. (2020) in San Francisco, CA, Queer Thoughts (2017) in New York, NY, Balice Hertling (2017) in Paris, FR, Alien Head Key Chains (2017) at Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA, Slow Gallery (2016) in Chicago, IL, and Neighborhood Watch at Terrain Gallery in Chicago, IL. Select group exhibitions include Watery, Domestic (2002) at The Renaissance Society in Chicago, IL, The NewAuthentics (2007)  at The Spertus Museum in Chicago, IL, The NewAuthentics (2008) at Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA, Artist Run Chicago (2009) at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL, Conscious Becoming (2021) at Tatjana Pieters Gallery in Ghent, BE, Room E-10 27 (2018) in Berlin, DE, Carlos Ishikawa (London, UK), How Deep Is Your Love? (2017) at Cooper Cole in Toronto, Canada, The Weeping Line (2017) in Alter Space in Los Angeles, CA, and Small Pillow (2015) at Arcadia Missa in London, UK.