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“Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits” presents a selection of Barbara Rossi’s enigmatic graphite and colored pencil drawings from the late 1960s and her meticulously rendered reverse paintings on Plexiglas from the early 1970s.

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“Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits” presents a selection of Barbara Rossi’s enigmatic graphite and colored pencil drawings from the late 1960s and her meticulously rendered reverse paintings on Plexiglas from the early 1970s. Rossi, who spent several years as a Catholic nun before becoming an artist, was a member of the Chicago Imagists, an influential group defined by their common interest in …

“Barbara Rossi: Poor Traits” presents a selection of Barbara Rossi’s enigmatic graphite and colored pencil drawings from the late 1960s and her meticulously rendered reverse paintings on Plexiglas from the early 1970s. Rossi, who spent several years as a Catholic nun before becoming an artist, was a member of the Chicago Imagists, an influential group defined by their common interest in non-Western and popular imagery, a dedicated pursuit of vivid and distorted figurative work, and a fondness for pop imagery and wordplay. Unique among this eclectic troupe, Rossi’s disorienting compositions …

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935 W. Fullerton
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