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Nancy Chunn

Oct 13 – Nov 10, 2001

Nancy Chunn

Scandal, 1999 (detail)

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Nancy Chunn will exhibit six large-scale paintings, based on world events and the power of the media. The paintings depict news-breaking stories from 1998 – 2000, including the Clinton scandal, the Turkish earthquake, the war in Kosovo, the Star Wars movie sequel (The Phantom Menace), and many others. Colorful and with an accumulation of detail, the paintings convey controlled chaos through visual metaphor and snappy slogans. Chunn creates a commentary that covers a range of emotion in reaction to the simultaneous coverage of the harrowing and the banal -- outrage, cynicism, laughter, grief, and disbelief. She registers the shock of each new horror as history repeats itself in a seemingly endless escalation of the unfathomable. Her recent paintings seem prescient today.

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Nancy Chunn

Four Seasons Spring Cleaning, 2001

Nancy Chunn

Four Seasons Spring Cleaning, 2001

Nancy Chunn

Scandal, 1999-2000

Nancy Chunn

Heaven's Gate, 1998

Nancy Chunn

Princess Diana, 1999

Nancy Chunn

Land of the Stupid, 2001

Nancy Chunn

Hello Dolly, 1998

Nancy Chunn

Huff-n-Puff (Fall 1999), 2001

Nancy Chunn

October 20, 1997

Nancy Chunn

October 24, 1997

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