Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Daphne’s Sister Exhibition Opening at Evanston Art Center
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Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Daphne’s Sister
Exhibition Opening at Evanston Art Center
February 29 – March 29, 2020
Eleanor Spiess-Ferris is an American symbolist painter cited as a significant surrealist, narrative figurative and feminist artist. This exhibition of over 40 years of painting and drawing by Chicago artist Spiess-Ferris traces the development of her distinctive figures across her career and compares studies and sketches with final works. Spiess-Ferris’s figures are narrative bodies, telling stories of personal, spiritual and environmental crises.
Curated by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum