renowned artist and UIC professor of art since 1962, will open a
one-person exhibition entitled "Martin Hurtig: Transitions, Transformations"
at UIC Gallery 400.
"Transitions, Transformations" is expected to surpass his acclaimed
one-person show "Enigmatic Relations" of which art historian
Sue Taylor said, "Hurtig's images are like dancers in an existential
ballet - they spring from a rigorous and fully formed aesthetic,
and draw their power from a profoundly empathic human spirit."
Wednesday, Aug. 23
4 - 7 p.m.
College of Architecture and the Arts
400 S. Peoria St.
to Hurtig, his paintings are the culmination of conscientious use
of technical devices, form and color and a complex process of formulating
a problem and synthesizing a thorough solution.
first impression of Martin Hurtig's paintings is one of utmost simplicity,"
said Karen Indeck, former director of Gallery 400. "Only gradually
do these works hint that their simplicity is the result of an arduous
process of thinking, planning, organizing and reveal painstaking workmanship
at each stage in the progress of the work."
has received numerous commissions for his sculptural murals including
ones from the Waukegan Public Library, the National Republic Bank
and the Union Church of Lake Bluff.
The exhibit runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 16. The gallery hours are
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 4 p.m. Direct
exhibit questions to Stefanie McCleary at (312) 996-6114.