Margot Bergman @ Corbett vs. Dempsey

Margot Bergman, Bernice, acrylic on linen, 2014 (courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey
Margot Bergman, Bernice, acrylic on linen, 2014 (courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Shreya Sethi reviews the exhibition Margot Bergman: Greetings at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, on view through July 19, 2014.

Sethi writes the the show "features brash and vigorously emotive neo-expressionist paintings. Large flat female faces with rough features and tense expressions stare directly at incoming viewers from some of the paintings while others exist as perverted, almost violent still-lifes of abstracted flowers and patterned wallpaper... The bold directness and volatile energy of the paintings conjure the rough aesthetics of children’s drawings, while maintaining self-aware and complex psychological depth."