John Santoro: Let’s Talk About the Weather

Opening: Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Jul 11 – Sep 7, 2020

835 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60607

Let’s Talk About the Weather new paintings by John Santoro

Note: John will be welcoming small groups of visitors on the first day of the show, July 11, from 11-5. To see the show after that please make an appt. with the gallery.

Two years ago Chicago painter John Santoro began working on what was to have been his solo show in March. Then you-know-what happened... 

"When I conceived of this show two years ago, I was drawn to the duality in the phrase “Let's talk about the weather.” At the time, I thought of it as the simplest conservation starter and yet also a politically charged invitation to examine our impact on the Earth’s weather patterns. Now, the phrase also suggests to me a respite from the turmoil of the crucial current events that are re-shaping our country. 

With these new paintings, I continue to draw inspiration from landscapes with a focus on the weather patterns that drive them. Thunder Snow, Polar Vortex and El Nino -- all intense forces of nature, not to mention cool band names -- continue to feed my imagination." – John Santoro, June 2020

Now we are so happy to finally launch this exhibition, though in a somewhat different manner in response to different times.

Image: John Santoro