35th Anniversary Special Exhibition

Josef Glimer Gallery

Jun. 6, 2014, 05:00 am

207 W. Superior


Josef Glimer Gallery will celebrate over three decades in the art world this year with a 35th Anniversary Special Exhibition, showcasing select 20th-century masterworks alongside the gallery’s most accomplished contemporary artists. The exhibit will also premiere new bronze works by local artist Thom Kapheim, who has a nearly 30-year relationship with Josef Glimer Gallery. All are welcome to attend the opening reception on Friday, June 6 from 5-8pm.

Josef Glimer Gallery, formally Gusfield-Glimer Galleries, was founded in 1978 by Josef Glimer and Jeffrey Gusfield over a mutual passion for art history, academic standards and authenticity in the creation process. The gallery, originally located in Northbrook, IL, has exhibited works by an array of important figures including Mary Cassatt, Louis LeGrand, Paul César Helleu, Joan Miró, Francisco Zuniga and Teodulo Romulo. Glimer has also advocated for local artists Thom Kapheim and Sheila Finnigan and has provided U.S. representation for several Israeli artists including Mira Hermoni-Levine and Levan Stepanyan. In 2006, Josef Glimer Gallery moved to Chicago’s River North neighborhood, where it has continued to be a staple in the exhibition and sales of 20th-century and contemporary art.

Thom Kapheim’s Baseball series will be the highlight of this year’s anniversary exhibition. The bronze-cast sculptures examine how the kinetics of a game can drive form. “I have created a visual dialogue based on tension and eminent action frozen in bronze,” explains Kapheim. The artist, who often explores the commingling of the physical and metaphysical worlds, has exhibited his fantastical drawings, paintings and three-dimensional wall installations in several solo and group shows at Josef Glimer Gallery and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the David Adler Music and Arts Center this fall.

Josef Glimer Gallery’s 35th Anniversary Special Exhibition will be on display from June 6 to August 16 at 207 W. Superior, Suite 200. For more information, email [email protected] or call 312-787-4640.

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