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
Sunday, March 8 from 1:30 - 3pm | Women Author Readings, Chicago Quarterly Review at Evanston Art Center
This exhibition is partially funded by the Illinois State Museum, Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the EAC's general membership.