Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Scalps in French, 2011 Oil paint, spray paint, caulk, Plexiglas, old paintbrushes and string on canvas 16 x 34 x 5 inches (40.6 x 86.4 x 12.7 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Anna Kustera Gallery, NY

From May 1 to Jul 24, 2012 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung’s innovative explorations of materials and process-based abstract painting make her one of Chicago’s most promising emerging artists. Fresh from her New York gallery debut, the artist presents new paintings that incorporate collage, found objects, and sculptural elements in unexpected ways that push the work beyond traditional notions of painting. BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Fluid Spine, 2011 Oil, acrylic, latex, spray paint, glitter, nails on hand-dyed canvas 30 x 26 inches (76.2 x 66 cm) Courtesy of the artist and Anna Kustera Gallery, NY.

olly Zuckerman-Hartung was born in 1975 in Los Gatos, California, and grew up in Olympia, Washington. She received her BA in 1998 from the Evergreen State College in Olympia and her MFA in 2007 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago . She is a co-founder of Julius Caesar, an artist-run exhibition space in Chicago and is currently an adjunct instructor at the School of the Art Institute and Northwestern University.

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