Self-Portrait with Chainsaw (Study for Oedipus Jr)

Peter Saul

Self-Portrait with Chainsaw (Study for 'Oedipus Jr')

1982

Alkyd on paper

50 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

PSd 218

Still-Life with Girl

Jack Beal

Still-Life with Girl

1966

Oil on canvas

49 x 49 1/4 inches

JBp 51

Susan

Mel Ramos

Susan

1966

Acrylic on canvas and masonite

36 x 35 inches

MRamp 1

Ed Pashke

Fumar Blanco

1979

Acrylic on canvas

42 x 60 inches

EPp 1

 

Yus White and Ugly Man

Robert Arneson

Yus White and Ugly Man

1989

Acrylic on canvas

58 x 46 inches

RAp 11

 

Three Heads

Leon Golub

Three Heads

1988

Oil on canvas

60 1/4 x 66 1/4 inches

LGop 1

Election Time Again

Robert Arneson

Election Time Again

1989-1992

Enamel and acrylic on canvas

36 x 34 1/2 inches

RAp 12

Two Birds

Roy DeForest

Untitled (Two Birds)

1969

Pastel, crayon, graphite, watercolor on paper in artist frame

29 5/8 x 37 1/2 inches

RDd 61
 

Suburban Houses #1

Peter Saul

Suburban Houses #1

1969

Colored pencil, marker, gouache on museum board

39 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches

PSd 135

 

superman

Peter Saul

Untitled (Superman)

1963

Crayon and marker on paper

27 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches

PSd 216

Alice House

Robert Arneson

Alice House

1967

Watercolor on paper

19 x 24 7/8 inches

RAd 51

 

Where the angles fear to tread

H.C. Westermann

Where the angles fear to tread

1962

Acrylic, wood and steel

18 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

HCWs 31

 

Gloss Purple Two Step

Ron Nagle

Gloss Purple Two Step

1983

Glazed ceramic

8 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches

RNags 44

Family Piece

Ron Nagle

Family Piece

1982

Glazed Ceramic

6 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

RNags 43

The Lug

Ken Price

The Lug

1988

Fired and painted clay

9 x 12 x 8 1/2 inches

KPs 3

 

RogBp 1

Roger Brown

Jack Knife

1975

Oil on canvas with wood construction

73 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

RogBp 1

 

I'm the one

Robert Arneson

I'm the One

1976

Glazed ceramic

71 x 24 x 17 inches

RAs 237

Two Standing Figures

Manuel Meri

Two Standing Figures

1964

Pigment on plaster over wood

49 x 17 x 18 inches, each

MNs 2

 

Dance of death connecticut ballroom suite

H.C. Westermann

The Dance of Death from the Connecticut Ballroom Suite

1975

Woodcut

24 x 30 inches

Edition of 39

HCwr 08.3

My Shadow

Robert Colescott

My Shadow

1977

Crayon on paper

28 x 20 1/8 inches

RoCod 1

I don't know

Jim Nutt

I Don't Know

1978

Colored pencil on paper

9 x 12 inches

JNd 1

 

Garden III

James Barsness

Garden III

2011

Oil on paper on canvas

26 x 20 inches

JBARp 74

 

Lady with the pill box hat

James Barsness

Lady with the Pill Box Hat

2011

Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas

27 x 21 inches

JBARp 72

 

ReGs03

Red Grooms

Lumberjack

Aphrodite and the Nude

Joyce Treiman

Aphrodite and the Nude

1988

Pastel and pencil on paper

24 x 18 inches

JTd 1

Fancy Dress Ball

Gladys Nilsson

Fancy Dress Ball (After 'Thier Stylish New Clothes')

1975

Watercolor on paper

9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches

GNd 2

Illegal Alien's Guide to the Surplus of Nothingness

Enrique Chagoya

Illegal Alien's Guide to the Surplus of Nothingness

2009/2012

Ink, acrylic, decals on amate paper

13 1/2 x 93 1/2 inches

ECd 59

Gloves

Jack Beal

Gloves

1968

Oil on canvas

22 x 22 inches

River Levee and Dock

Wayne Thiebaud

River Levee and Dock

1966

Oil on canvas

12 x 10 inches

WThp 1

Empty Pockets

Richard Shaw

Empty Pockets

2012

Glazed porcelain

6 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 1 inches

RSs 81

Press Release

During July and August the GEORGE ADAMS GALLERY will present Left Coast / Third Coast, a group exhibition pairing artists from California with their contemporaries from Chicago. The exhibition features 32 paintings, drawings, and sculptures by 24 artists.

 

Included in the exhibition as representing California are: Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, James Barsness, Joan Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Robert Colescott, Roy DeForest, Ken Price, Ron Nagle, Manuel Neri, Mel Ramos, Peter Saul, Richard Shaw, and Joyce Treiman.

 

Representing Chicago* are: Jack Beal, Roger Brown, Red Grooms, Leon Golub, Ellen Lanyon, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, H.C. Westermann, and Karl Wirsum.

 

The connection between the artists from these two regions is neither casual nor accidental. Many of the Californians exhibited regularly in galleries in Chicago (for example, Arneson, Chagoya, Colescott, DeForest, Saul) or spent their formative years there (Treiman). And many of the Chicagoans themselves had significant West Coast connections (notably Lanyon, Nilsson, Nutt, and Westermann). Whatever the connection, they all share an iconoclastic outlook toward making art that seems indifferent, even antithetical, to the concept of “High Art” that might be produced on the East Coast or elsewhere. Their palettes are discordant, their patterns strident, their realism distorted, their imagery psychedelic, and their politics blunt. They are unable to remain objective; instead they flaunt their disenchantments and lack of polish, they relish the opportunity to confront the notion of good and bad taste and celebrate art that is neither polite or easily appealing.

 

*Many of the artists identified here as from Chicago not only studied at the School of the Art Insitute, but also maintained close connections to that city after moving away, typically to New York. Included in this group are Beal, Golub, Grooms, and Westermann.