“Still Open,” a new exhibition of ink paintings by Emily Rapport at Eat Paint Studio

Still Open Poster
On view at Eat Paint Studio through August 14, 2021, a new series of 24 small ink paintings explore familiar scenes of Chicago neighborhoods, vacant lots, and storefronts.

Still Open,” explores a familiar subject for Rapport – neighborhood scenes and portraits of a changing urban landscape. Her typically vibrant painting palette is restricted to monochromatic earth tones of black, grey, brown and sepia. 24 inky urban landscape paintings feature down-at-the-heel homes, corner stores, vacant lots, and construction sites from the near Northside neighborhoods of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Bowmanville.

These paintings are like short stories; each a self-contained narrative that contributes to a larger sense of the current American landscape.

View work from the show.