March 18 – April 30, 2011
Th!nkArt Salon, formerly located in Chicagoâ€™s Wicker Park neighborhood, will launch its new gallery salon with â€œAn Infernal Beautyâ€, an exhibition featuring new and unseen works by internationally renowned photographer Barbara Crane (bio). This new collection of multiple-layered images continue to demonstrate Craneâ€™s passion for photographs of organic matter with an abstract, complex edge. Her combined images are expressionistic, visually intricate, filled with a rich sensuality and a kaleidoscope of color.
Working for over 60 years, Barbara Crane is one of Americaâ€™s most celebrated and respected artists. Her work is collected by national and international museums and acquired by an endless list of corporate and private connoisseurs. Crane has been the recipient of many major fellowship awards and art grants including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in Photography, two National Endowment for the Arts grants and an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award in Photography. Her depictions of combined negatives and images continue to demonstrate her innovation, originality and experimental expressiveness.