11.05 - 12.18.16

Corey Postiglione
Population 5

Population 5 is a large wall painting by Corey Postiglione, one of Chicago’s most noted abstract painters. As with other large-scale paintings by Postiglione, this work is a bifurcated composition, juxtaposing two equal-sized squares with interwoven curvilinear shapes contrasting black and white with opposing flat and gloss surfaces. The abstraction is informed by Postiglione’s concern with world population growth and it implications of conflict, scarcity, and interdependence.


Curated by Sandra Binion.



Opening Reception

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Special performance by Nick Mazzarella at 7pm


Exhibition hours

Saturdays & Sundays from 1-5 pm
or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment.



About the artist

Corey Postiglione is a Chicago abstract painter who has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. His work has been shown at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Koehnline Museum of Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, and many other museums and galleries. Postiglione holds a BA in studio arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in art history and critical theory from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his studio practice, he has written reviews, criticism, and essays for various publications such as Artforum and The New Art Examiner, and has curated numerous exhibitions.