Show Your Paper

Opening: Friday, Sep 20, 2019 6 – 8 pm
Friday, Sep 20 – Oct 12, 2019

1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
New address as of Nov. 2023

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present ‘Show Your Paper’, an exhibition juried by Kathryn Markel. Included are works by 43 artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Included in the exhibition are painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and paper constructions both in two- and three dimensional forms.

Exhibiting Artists: Ellis Angel, Jane Barthès, Ewa Bloch, Molly Blumberg, Carly Bodnar, Ilse Bolle, Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, Han Cao, Ken Collins, Cantrel Connell, Sydney Daniel, Melanie Deal, Barbara De Pirro, Victoria Elizabeth, Maura Falfan, Nadia Frierson, Michelle Geoga, Christiane Grauert, Gwen Gunter, Sandra Guze, Nancy Jackson, Damien James, Jamie Kost, Stacey Lawrence, Laurie LeBreton, HengHui Tiffany Lee, Christina Lihan, Vicki Ling, Annell Livingston, Lauren Macklin, Jessica Malatia, Jeanette Martone, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Melissa Murray, Selena Nawrocki, Kathie Shaw, Kerry Simmons, Kate Skakel, Oaklee Thiele, Lauren Turk, Katherine Venturelli, Zoe Wang, and Kathy Weaver.

Juror: Kathryn Markel is the founder and director of Markel Fine Arts established in 1975. The Gallery operates in two NY locations: Chelsea and Bridgehampton, showing paintings and contemporary works on paper. The gallery is run by women and 81% of their exhibiting artists are women.

In her blog Kathryn reflects: “The more you look at art the more you understand yourself.  For example, I rarely respond to art with harsh gesture and color.  It feels angry to me. But, others might appreciate the same anger I see and find it liberating, Where I may see the painting’s energy as enervating, they could see it as exciting.

The fact is that, our reactions  to everything in life are colored by our individual histories and physiology.  There is always a dance between the stimulus and the stimulated. I rarely analyze why I like or dislike a dress, a taste, a person, or a wallpaper.   But I always think about what it is in my personality that makes me react in a particular way to a piece of art.”

Image: Artwork by Laurie LeBreton