January 12 - February 23, 2018


In the Project Space, Beverly Rautenberg will present My [FAVORITES], an intimate pairing of recent objects embodying the artist’s minimalist aesthetics with autobiographical subject matter. Formally reductive and small in scale, the pieces in this exhibition are made of enamel on archival board mounted on wood. Material is a very important component to the work, though unlike the more rigid practitioners of traditional minimalism, it is not the artist’s sole intent. Throughout her working process, Rautenberg references her own lived experience, utilizing color and surface to communicate personal narrative. The resulting work offers a spare yet spacious ground upon which the viewer’s subjective interpretation is given ample room to unfold.

Beverly Rautenberg is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist living and working in Chicago. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied with Stephanie Brooks and Richard Rezac. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally including: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, and MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago). Rautenberg’s work has also been included in the 2012 Berlin Biennale, ART Chicago (The Artist Project), AAF (New York City) and LUCCA Art Fair (Milan). In 2014, she was awarded a CHANGE, Inc. Grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Her work is represented by Morotti Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. Rautenberg’s show at 57W57Arts is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York City. 


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.