Margaret Wharton: Spirited Vision

May 10 – June 14, 2014
Reception: Saturday, May 10, 3 – 6pm
Organized by Darby Garbe and Karen Azarnia

“My work describes the nature of what I know about humanness. It incorporates both destruction and construction. It begins with a mental notion and evolves through physical discovery. The result is a form I could have never imagined.”

– Margaret Wharton

The Riverside Art Center is honored to present Spirited Vision, a retrospective celebrating the life and work of the late Margaret Wharton.  A longtime Chicago-based artist, Wharton had a prolific and celebrated career.  Her work is included in a number of national museums and collections, and she has had lasting impact on multiple generations of artists.

Margaret Wharton received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975.  She was a founding member of Artemisia Gallery, a cooperative for women artists, in 1972.  Selected collections include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y.; and the Seattle Art Museum, WA.  Wharton’s work is represented by Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL.