January 31, 2017

Ryan Fenchel THE ADEPT WEPT Review, NewCity


“His use of vessels as his longtime subject, for example, easily lends itself to symbolic readings but also serves as a simple starting point for experimentation with shape, color and texture.” -Kelly Reaves (NewCity)

January 24, 2017

Diana Guerrero-Maciá: Slow Blossoming reviewed in Art LTD

The social issues of Guerrero-Maciá’s works are not so much gleaned from the signs and symbols of her artworks as they are felt through the overall environment she has created in the gallery. This exhibition is intended as a contemporary take on the notion of the salon—a haven of aesthetics, dialogue and camaraderie. In ‘SLOW BLOSSOMING,’ Guerrero-Maciá diverts some emphasis from her own messages within her pieces, shifting the focus to the important social activity we are a part of within the space and amongst the art.” – Robin Dluzen

January 14, 2017

A Transformation of Things, part 3

Carrie Secrist Gallery is happy to announce our upcoming performance:

Joe Adamik and Diana Guerrero-Maciá: A TRANSFORMATION OF THINGS

January 14, 2017, 3 – 5 PM. Performances will take place at 3:15, 4:00 and 4:30PM.

This is a family friendly free event featuring the musicians and open to the public.

Joe Adamik
Avreeayl Ra
Dan Bitney

December 16, 2016

A Transformation of Things, part 2


Carrie Secrist Gallery is happy to announce our upcoming performance:

Joe Adamik and Diana Guerrero-Maciá: A TRANSFORMATION OF THINGS

December 17, 2016, 3 – 5 PM. Performances will take place at 3:15, 4:00 and 4:30PM.

This is a family friendly free event featuring the musicians:

Joe Adamik
Mikel Avery
Quinnlan Kurchner


October 22, 2016

Two x Two for AIDS and Art Auction | Andrew Holmquist

Two x Two for AIDS and Art Auction | Saturday, October 22, 2016

Carrie Secrist Gallery is happy to support the annual Two x Two for AIDS and Art Auction in support of amFAR and the Dallas Museum of Art.

You can place an absentee bid on this Andrew Holmquist painting by using this form.

To learn more about this worthy cause, please visit the Two x Two website here.


Image: Andrew Holmquist, Green Room (Quick Change), 2016. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 44 x 36 inches.

September 27, 2016

Anne Lindberg at the Akron Art Museum

Anne Lindberg will be participating in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space, opening at the Akron Art Museum Friday, September 30th until January 15, 2017.
Six contemporary sculptors whose works in three dimensions range from modestly scaled sculptures that invite close study, to room-size installations that alter our perception of space. Compositions on paper include visual representations of data, studies, drawings for the exhibition alongside works in three dimensions, and independent explorations.

September 27, 2016

Shannon Finley featured on the Creators Project

Some great insight from the Creators Project on Shannon Finley’s creative process and what goes in to making these amazing paintings.

The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled Interference, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight both the tensions and exciting possibilities that exist within his widening expanses.

June 10, 2016

Whitney Bedford review: NewCity


Great interview with Whitney Bedford on the occasion of her exhibition EAST OF EDEN in NewCity.

“Exploring the emotional potential of the landscape, Bedford’s work is about balancing extremes and celebrating contradictions. When asked which part is stronger, she witfully replies: ‘Aren’t they the same thing?’”

May 31, 2016

Dannielle Tegeder: Infrastructure | Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will present new works by artist Dannielle Tegeder in MAM’s Laurie Art Stairway and on the outdoor video monitors. Infrastructure features a site-specific wall installation, large-scale mobile, and series of animations that merge the interior and exterior spaces of the Museum. The exhibition is curated by Alexandra Schwartz, MAM curator of contemporary art, and will be on view through June 2017.

Each piece in the exhibition is its own imagined urban system that also reacts to the surrounding architecture. Prominently featured in the Laurie Arts Stairway, a wall of glass windows allows the artwork on view to be visible from the street and viewers to see out on to the Museum’s grounds and beyond to the Manhattan skyline. The wall installation and mobile draw from the infrastructure that exists behind the Museum’s walls as well as reflect what is going outside of them. A complementary pair of animations on MAM’s outdoor video monitors are digital renderings of drawings that are set to motion to rhythms of contemporary classical composer Matthew Evan Taylor. The original drawing for the animation Zeolfrora is a recent acquisition to MAM’s collection.

April 28, 2016

Andrew Holmquist: 2016 NewCity Breakout Artist

We are very excited to learn that Andrew Holmquist is a 2016 NewCity Breakout Artist!

Holmquist hunts for killer compositions, informed by his experience as a human, an astute media consumer and an image-maker, taking notice when the perfect pose is struck.

– Kelly Reaves

April 21, 2016

BY HAND in Visual Art Source

A great concise round up of BY HAND in Visual Art Source:

“In ‘By Hand,’works by six artists are brought together to illustrate the aesthetic characteristics at the core of the gallery’s overall program. Each piece contains a reference to the figure, and as the title indicates, each bears the visible hand of the artist.”

– Robin Dluzen

March 25, 2016

Michael Robinson review: Art in America

Michael Robinson received a great review in the April issue of Art in America.

“Michael Robinson’s mesmeric exhibition ‘Mad Ladders’ appeared to enact the efforts of such an extraterrestrial interpreter, for whom our cultural imagery would hold indeterminate meanings and could be recoded into new systems of signification.”

– Mashinka Firunts

March 9, 2016


We are very excited to announce the release of our new publication Andrew Holmquist: STAGE LEFT. This publication is a combination of a comic, essay (by David Getsy) and catalogue all revolving around Andrew Holmquist’s exhibition of the same title. Stage Left is a limited edition run of 500 and is $40.00. If you are interested in reserving a copy, please email the gallery at info@secristgallery.com or call 312.491.0917.

December 16, 2015

Anne Lindberg solo exhibition at Art Omi

fold and unfold, is a solo exhibition by gallery artist and Art Omi alumnus Anne Lindberg (2009) that will take place at the Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, January 16 – March 13, 2016.

From the Art Omi press release:

fold and unfold is part of Lindberg’s new series, “Building Drawings”, which blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, textiles and conceptual art on an architectural scale. Drawn graphite fields anchor room-sized installations created in fine chromatic thread to create a subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive optical and spatial phenomenon that shifts the physical and emotional geographies of both the space and viewer.

Lindberg writes, ‘within the quiet reserve and formal abstraction is a strong impulse to speak from a deep place within myself about that is private, vulnerable, fragile, and perceptive to the human condition. My work is a mirror of how I experience the world. As I map the surface of the work, negotiating physicality, optics and ideas through drawing languages, my voice withholds, blurs, teases and veils.'”

This exhibition will be Anne’s first exhibition in upstate NY since moving there from Kansas City. In addition to the exhibition, Anne will be on sight for 10 days prior to the opening creating a portion of the exhibition. As well, Fellow Omi alumnus, “hyperpianist” Denman Maroney, will present a solo performance inspired by Anne’s exhibition March 12 at 7 PM.