ELEANOR SPIESS-FERRIS: DAPHNE'S SISTER

February 29 - March 29, 2020

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1 - 4pm

Curated by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum

Eleanor Spiess-Ferris (b. 1941) is an American symbolist painter cited as a significant surrealist, narrative figurative and feminist artist. This exhibition of over 40 years of painting and drawing by Chicago artist Spiess-Ferris traces the development of her distinctive figures across her career and compares studies and sketches with final works.  Spiess-Ferris’s figures are narrative bodies, telling stories of personal, spiritual and environmental crises.

CLICK HERE to view select images from Eleanor's exhibition. 

VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK

A conversation with artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris and curator Doug Stapleton

 

RELATED EVENTS

Sunday, March 8 from 1:30 - 3pm | Women Author Readings, Chicago Quarterly Review at Evanston Art Center

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This exhibition is partially funded by the Illinois State Museum, Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the EAC's general membership.

Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:00pm