Quiet and contemplative scenes of Chicago neighborhoods bring to mind 17th century Dutch cityscapes. The artist is inspired by feng shui in her compositions which together with soft lighting and an even color palette take these everyday scenes to a higher level. Mary Phelan was born in 1953 in Laurium, Michigan (Upper Peninsula). She grew up in the Chicago industrial suburb of Franklin Park. The 13 paintings in this exhibition celebrated the poetry of the ordinary in the city environment.
Urban Landscapes by Mary Phelan
December 9, 2011 - March 25, 2012
Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art. Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler.