Mary Porterfield: in:dependence

Opening: Friday, Sep 6, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Sep 6 – 28, 2019

4823 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60625

Mary Porterfield’s drawings are influenced by her work in healthcare. With soft edges and careful rendering, she creates invented spaces and allegorical scenes that attempt to ask: If assistance is warranted, but not wanted, should it be abandoned? Why is a long life given to some, yet denied others? Is it more heroic to accept the uncontrollable or attempt change in the midst of futility or danger? Porterfield’s intention is to provide a balanced perspective between giving and receiving when assisting others.


Artist Talk with Chuck Gniech: Saturday September 21, 2 - 3 pm

Opening Reception: Friday September 6, 5 - 8 pm


Image: Mary Porterfield, Upon Hearing, oil on layered glassine