James Deeb


Dutch Angle

Oil on board
15″ x 12″

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Artist Statement

‘Mythic City’ is a loose, on-going series of work made as a highly subjective record of the people I encounter as I move through the city of Chicago. Since I work from memory, they are not traditional portraits, but tronies; composites of different features and expressions. It may be the lined and thin-lipped mouth of that pensive man on the train or the heavy eyes of that woman in the coffee shop. These and other half-remembered fragments bubble up during the painting process. The entire crowd transforms into a chaotic parade where each participant has a hidden story. Whether they will share them, however, is another matter entirely.

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Net proceeds of James Deeb’s artwork to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Four Simple Rules:

Purchases are non-refundable. Purchases are net in-kind charitable donations and are not tax deductible.

Shipping, handling and applicable sales tax/fees to be paid by the purchaser. Sold work must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Local purchasers may pick up sold works at the exhibition site from 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm on Sunday, 10/29/17.

Arrangements other than pick up on Sunday, 10/29/17 must be made with the curator. Details at checkout.