This week: Duncan and Richard talk to artist, professor and musician Jim Lutes about his work, his career, and his recent show at the Renaissance Society.
“Chicago-based painter Jim Lutes is often considered heir to the Imagist tradition. This, however, is only part of the story. Having come to artistic maturity in the late 1970s, Lutes exemplifies a larger and more complex historical narrative that entails the emergence of figuration and regionalism under the declining influence of Abstract Expressionism. This would be born out over several bodies of work in which Lutes would vacillate beween a populist mode of figuration and a painterly abstraction, the combination of which produced a style along the lines of Picasso in the 1930s or Guston in the 1970s.”
School of the Art Institute
Whitney Biennial 1987
Illinois State University
egg tempera paint
Valerie Carberry Gallery
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Perhaps an ongoing conversation about colonization…refer to BAS episode 82 @ 51 min. Nice to hear from experienced tea dumpers…
Thanks for a great interview. I didn’t know this artist, but I love the work – really deep, thoughtful and complicated and moody.
Nice to hear Richard “on-mic” once again. I hope you continue to interview more. But be nicer to Duncan; he’s a hard-working BaSer!
What! When did he by you off! Clearly you don’t spend as much time with him as I do, he deserves what he gets!