9 Highlights from EXPO Chicago
By Andrew Goldsten, September 20, 2013
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The San Francisco dealer Jessica Silverman has a knack for putting together memorable booths at art fairs, and her selection of paintings by the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley was a knockout, presenting a suite of abstractions that the artist created by using a palette knife to apply acrylic that he mixed with gels for a satiny, opalescent effect. Referencing a wide swath of visual culture, from Futurism and the work of artists like Gerhard Richter to early video game design, the work is only the gallery’s second presentation of the 30-something artist, who was recently featured in a rare paintings show at Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art and is getting a tremendous amount of interest from curators and collectors.