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Artist: Michael Cheney

Title: Real Chicago


Media: Oil On Canvas

Size: 18" x 24"

Framed-As-Is (please inquire for unframed price)


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Real Chicago

  • A jumble of neon signs and colorful store fronts on Chicago’s West Division Street in Wicker Park is the subject of Real Chicago. Cheney loves this dynamic area and the way it serves its local community without pretense. Cheney pushes the colors to create a disturbing expressionistic effect as Vincent Van Gogh pushed his colors in Night Café. Impossibly bright acid greens and oranges clash with each other and seem to leap from the canvas expressing this exciting dissolute scene. Real Chicago is a contemporary genre subject painted in Cheney’s unique Postmodern Impressionist style. It is part of Postmodern Impressions, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and limited edition graphics at the famed Atlas Galleries on Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue. This work explores the unique character of the contemporary city, and its people.

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