Naturally Artist Talk

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 1 – 3 pm

2320 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

CHICAGO, IL—- The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is delighted to announce Naturally Artist Talk opening on March 12, 2022 featuring works by Judith Roston Freilich and Lilach Schrag who have come together for their first joint exhibition.  Masks are required for attendance.


Fascinated by forces of nature and mind, Judith Roston Freilich and Lilach Schrag examine, each in her own way, essence, energy, and evolution. Judith Roston Freilich’s works on paper and textiles were inspired by her aspirations to integrate the arts into everyday life. Throughout her life, Roston Freilich’s home and works have always centered around the cycles of life and the natural offerings of every season. The vital consequences of climate change and the COVID-19 virus have impacted the artist’s work, and aspires that her artistic creation will act as a springboard for awareness towards scientific ways that aim to heal our planet. With images and materials drawn from both her natural and domestic environment, Lilach Schrag uses organic found objects, fabric, paper, enamel, and acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite, threads, pins, and staples in making large-scale energy-packed paintings with epic figures and creatures transforming into each other and into vegetation. Layered, camouflaged, and not immediately identified, they convey a sense of awe, urgency, determination, and vulnerability.  The natural materials rich with texture, meaning, and previous life sends Schrag  on a fantastic flight, and at the same time keeping her grounded in this physical world.