"Still Open," explores a familiar subject for Rapport - neighborhood scenes and portraits of a changing urban landscape. Her typically vibrant painting palette is restricted to monochromatic earth tones of black, grey, brown and sepia. 24 inky urban landscape paintings feature down-at-the-heel homes, corner stores, vacant lots, and construction sites from the near Northside neighborhoods of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Bowmanville.
These paintings are like short stories; each a self-contained narrative that contributes to a larger sense of the current American landscape. Regular gallery hours resume this week, they are: Friday and Saturday, 12 - 5PM and by appointment.
Pictured: Spaulding Ave garages, ink on Yupo paper, by Emily Rapport