Raeleen Kao: Vital Signs

Opening: Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Sep 17 – Oct 21, 2022

8 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste. 620
Chicago, IL 60603

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our first solo show by Chicago-based painter Boris Ostrerov, and our fourth solo show by Raeleen Kao, a Chicago-based printmaker and installation artist.

Raeleen Kao's "Vital Signs" is a site-specific installation which will fill the gallery project room. It is composed of printed etchings, hand-cut paper, and wax. The artist describes it as “an arrhythmia leached across the wall in paper." Kao uses bodily imagery: hair, skin and scars to depict the interrelationship of mortality, bodily frailty, consciousness, and identity. Kao sees vanity as a futile foil against deterioration, and is highly critical of social norms around the treatment of women and the dismissal of their legitimate concerns. Her works expose extreme personal vulnerabilities yet project a quiet and profound sophistication.

All gallery events are free and open to the public. Additional information found at the gallery website at http://bgfa.us.Please forward to any interested parties.