Since 1990, Jim Nutt has focused exclusively on female heads in spare line drawings and rich, detailed paintings. The exhibition, "Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character" (through May 29), is a retrospective of Jim Nutt's work that emphasizes the development of these important paintings through their precedents in his own work. Acknowledging the groundswell in interest in this unique American artist's work, this is the first major presentation of Nutt in over a decade.

Artists from the Jim Nutt companion exhibition, "Seeing is a Kind of Thinking" (through May 29)--Paul Nudd and Diane Simpson, and fellow Hairy Who artists Gladys Nilsson and Karl Wirsum--discuss Nutt's contributions and influences on their own work.

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