OPENING RECEPTION: 1ST THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2008, FROM 5 - 8PM
Iconic Chicago artist Frederick Remahl (1901-1968) created an eccentric and compelling body of paintings from the mid 1920s until his death. Sullivan Goss purchased the Estate of the artist in 2005 and mounted a full retrospective. We also published a hard-bound catalog of the artist’s life and work to accompany the inaugural show.
This exhibition examines the Swedish born artist’s mysterious connection to the sea. Landlocked in the Windy City, Remahl continued to paint the Northern Atlantic of his youth and the waters of Lake Michigan as a continual theme throughout his career. The poetry of longing implied by Remahl’s dolls - the artist’s name for his bizarre little figures - speaks of connection, between man and woman, between the Old World and the New World, and between the artist and the sea.
- Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Directof