Painting in Chicago

Marco Casentini, Inside the Blue, Acrylic/Perspex on canvas 44 x 38 inches, 2011
Marco Casentini, Inside the Blue, Acrylic/Perspex on canvas 44 x 38 inches, 2011 (courtesy Roy Boyd Gallery)

Philip A Hartigan reviews three painting exhibitions in Chicago: Wilder Buck, Dan Mills and Glenn Wexler at Zolla-Lieberman (through August 25), Zg Gallery‘s 10th Anniversary Summer Group Show (through September 1), Marco Casentini: New Work at Roy Boyd Gallery (through September 1).

Hartigan writes: "This part of the Chicago art world, believe it or not, tends to be overlooked sometimes due to the vibrancy of the not-for-profit spaces, and the real originality of programming shown by the big museum spaces here. But overall, I was pleased to see that these galleries were serious about including painters in their stable, and that the painting on show was varied, never less than interesting and occasionally very good indeed."