Jim Lutes Untitled 42 (2014)
Mixed Media 38.0 x 49.0 x 3.0
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Since 1983 Lutes has been a Professor of Painting and Drawing at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He was graduated from Washington State University with a baccalaureate in art in 1978, and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in 1982.

Exhibitions of his work have been produced by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Belgium; Ecole Superieure Des Beaux-Arts de Tours, France and his paintings have been included in the Whitney Biennial, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany. Lutes works have been recognized with awards from the Illinois Arts Council; the National Foundation for the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago presented Jim Lutes: The Development of Style in 1994 and Valerie Carberry Gallery presented Jim Lutes:New Painting in 2006.

This multi-media work by an Unknown Artists is representative of this time period. The approach leverages varied textures, and forms to deliver powerful messages on the theme of everyday items. In "Untiled," Doe uses a hot-rod car in paint and various styles next to an oil drum to show energy and the complexity of his world. A tattered background creates a unique sense of depth and and decay that is represented in many of his world.


From elevators, walk toward the kitchen, painting is located on the small landing that divides the interior spaces.