On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions

THE UNIFYING THEME of “Show Me Yours” is not readily apparent, until you look closely. The exhibition features paintings by three emerging artists—Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc—each offering a unique interpretation of the nude form through the lens of identity. Rendered in electric pink, blue, and red, Williams depicts faceless, contorted female bodies that fold into themselves in a protective crouch, images in which she is personally invested. The gallery states, “Acting as an amalgamation of both the artist’s identity, as well as that of her female family members, these bodies serve as communal symbols of hope and love, pain and loss.” The group exhibition is presented alongside a solo show of Cheryl Pope whose presentation also considers the nude figure. Chicago-based Williams is in conversation with Pope on Saturday, July 27 at the gallery. CT

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Show Me Yours,” Monique Meloche Gallery, 2019. Shown, From left, Works by Jake Troyli (2) and Brittney Leeanne Williams

 

“Show Me Yours: Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, Bianca Nemelc at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, June 6-Aug. 17, 2019

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FIND MORE about the artists on their websites: Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, Bianca Nemelc

 


BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS, “Lemon Tree,” 2019 (oil and acrylic on canvas, 67 x 55 inches / 170.2 x 139.7 cm). | Photo courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


From left, Installation view of BIANCA NEMELC, “Mujer Y el Agua #1” and “Mujer Y el Agua #2,” both 2019 (acrylic on canvas, 56 x 46 inches / 142.2 x 116.8 cm). | Photo courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS, “Blue Desert,” 2018 (oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm). | Photo courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


From left, Installation view of BRITTNEY LEEANNE WILLIAMS, “Into Victorville,” 2019 (oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches / 91.4 x 91.4 cm) and “Lemon Tree,” 2019 (oil and acrylic on canvas, 67 x 55 inches / 170.2 x 139.7 cm). | Photos courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


BIANCA NEMELC, “Mujer Y el Agua #1,” 2019 (acrylic on canvas, 56 x 46 inches / 142.2 x 116.8 cm). | Photo courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


JAKE TROYLIL, “The next best thing to Napoleonic,” 2018 (oil on canvas, each panel: 60 x 48 inches). | Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 


JAKE TROYLIL, “High noon at Ranchland®,” 2019 (oil and graphite on unstretched cotton canvas, 84 x 126 inches / 213.4 x 320 cm). | Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

 

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