Opening: Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 20 – Mar 10, 2024

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


This exhibition features the work of Karen Perl, Emily Rapport and Gwendolyn Zabicki. These three Chicago-based painters explore memory and discovery through their depictions of the urban landscape.

The built environment is an aspirational reflection of social self-awareness. Buildings are torn down, built up, and then torn down again. An empty lot holds space like a pause. The push to optimize our bodies, schedules, and relationships underscores the impermanence of all structures to time and calamity. In the tradition of American painters from the early 20th century who described the activities and moments that comprise daily life, the three artists represented in this proposal find beauty and meaning in everyday urban scenes.

United by their choice of materials, painters Perl, Rapport, and Zabicki follow strong individual sensibilities to delve into perceived reality and unearth a moment or interaction that, when painted, reveals an intensely present experience.

Plan your visit: https://www.theccma.org/unearth

The artists:

Image: Ivy Covered House, 44 x 48", oil/linen, Emily Rapport