Drop Everything. Go See this Art in Chicago.
Hi. This is a for serious request, nay, plea that you improve your quality of life by visiting these art shows in Chicago. They cured my hangover, boggled my mind and took me on a three-day trip to Palm Springs.Yeah. They’re that generous.
I post the images below with great respect for the artists that created them and for the galleries that have so beautifully curated the work. It’s gallery experiences like these that make me wish I had gone to art school just for the vocabulary to properly discuss them. Bangarang.
STOP No. 1 & 2) Packer Schopf Gallery
Michael Ferris Jr., Sculpture and Process Drawings. Images below from the artist’s website.
Paintings by Frank Trankina, Wall Tales and Shelf Stories. Images below from the gallery’s website.
STOP No. 3 & 4) Western Exhibitions
Ben Stone, sculpture and painting. Mostly sculpture, but then the one painting, too. Image below from the gallery website.
Article on Ben Stone, published in Chicago’s Newcity, The Sport of Violence: We’re Living in the Ben Stone Age
Last but not least (!) – watercolors and video by Joey Fauerso. Image below from the gallery website.
And I say in conclusion,”Go. Go right now. Go today and tomorrow. You’ll be glad you did.”