Passage at Stuart & Co. Gallery

Above: Kris Mortensen In Relation to A
2014, House paint, spray paint, permanent marker, and oil on canvas
72 x 78 inches (182.88 x 198.12 cm)

Stuart & Co. Gallery is proud to present Passage, a group show that brings together the work of 11 artists with disparate interpretations of the oft clichéd title reference. From overt vantages relating to the passages that make up our everyday lives, relationships, and bodies to esoteric allusions to memory, obstruction, and information transmission, Passage empowers and rejuvenates its own flat affiliations as if the word itself were being used as one of Duchamp’s readymades.

Featuring established artists such as Brooklyn-based Fred Fleisher as well as emerging artists such as Chicago-based Kristian Bruce, viewers will experience a wide range of genres, styles, and materials in seeming isolation. Viewers become active participants as they pass, quite literally, from piece to piece and discover the loose conceptual thread that passes metaphorically from one work to another. In this way, one experiences varied aspects of the term “passage” as found in the longing for something just out of reach, and the gallery itself becomes a passageway for recondite interchange.

Maintaining a contemporary vision, Stuart & Co. Gallery strives to represent emerging and mid-career artists at the forefront of expression. Since its inception in 2012, Stuart & Co. Gallery has been home to innovative, pioneering exhibitions across a multitude of media and genres. The gallery embraces multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and cross-genre art forms in addition to traditional practices.

Please join Stuart & Co. for the opening reception of Passage on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, from 7-9pm. A complete list of participating artists can be found below.

For more information please contact Britney Lipton at (312) 487-1850 or via email at

Featured Artists:

Kristian Bruce
Ehren Clodfelter
Carly Connelly
Gary Csuk
David Derish
Samantha Fickel
Fred Fleisher
Tian Jiang
Shaina Lund
Tommy Mishima
Kris Mortensen

Stuart & Co. Gallery
2250 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL, 60612
312.487.1850 |