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Mari Eastman, Newcity

Painter Mari Eastman has spent the better part of the last two decades cultivating a visual aesthetic that is at once breezy and self-assured. Pastel-hued, effortlessly touched and twinkling with glitter, the works in the artist’s first solo show in Chicago in years are tonally, if not stylistically, kindred spirits to paintings by Rebecca Morris and Laura Owens. While that’s contextually useful, the formal and material touchstones are probably less important than the overall gestalt of the exhibition—hence its title, “In Situ.”

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