Observer Effect

Curated by Carrie Gundersdorf and Lorelei Stewart

Curators Biographies 

Carrie Gundersdorf Head ShotCarrie Gundersdorf is an artist whose paintings and drawings use various modes of abstraction and observation to explore the idea of discovery and wonder, what is attainable through empirical knowledge, and where our own resources both limit and expand our experience. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Julius Caesar, Chicago; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; and Gahlberg Gallery at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL. She has participated in group exhibitions at Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles; Proof Gallery, Boston; Loyola Museum of Art, Chicago; the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; and SWINGR, Vienna, among other venues. Gundersdorf is the recipient of an Artadia Award and a Bingham Fellowship for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Lorelei Stewart Head ShotLorelei Stewart, Director of Gallery 400 since 2000, has organized over 40 exhibitions, including the Joyce Award-winning exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid (2006). In 2002, she initiated the acclaimed At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago series, a commissioning program that encouraged Chicago area artists' experimental practices. She holds a BA from Smith College, a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.