Tony Tasset’s 94ft Rainbow Sculpture
Great new Rainbow public art piece by Tony Tasset on the Sony Pitcures lot in Culver City. The piece is meant to inspire optimism and imagination in all ages. I'd say it's doing a damn fine job of it.
Steven Harrington & Toykyo
Kelly Lynn Jones
Some really nice conceptual depth to the work of Kelly Lynn Jones. Pictured is a collection of objects made by referencing intems in the gallery owner's home entitled "Identification Summary via Selected Objects".
Handmade paper electronics
What the hell! Am I the last person to know about Prada Marfa, a permanently installed sculpture in Marfa, Texas? If so, next time, please let me know about this kind of thing going on. I don't like feeling like the last kid to realize how great the monkey bars are after everyone is over it.
Conrad Freiburg at the Hyde Park Art Center
If you haven't made a point to get down to Hyde Park Art Center to see Conrad Freiburg's exhibition called It Is What It Isn't, you are really missing out. This is one of the best Chicago artist solo exhibitions that I have scene in recent years with not only a brilliantly explored concept in multiple executions but a real conscious effort to utilize the space in which the exhibition lives to it's highest potential without over crowding (in my opinion, a big problem in our local art scene). For example, some art, hung 20 feet from the floor, can only be viewed through a telescope placed on the second floor's open balcony. It's just awesome. But you only have a week left to see it (show closes Sunday, June 26th, 2011)! Get out there if you can and if you are lucky, Conrad may even be hanging around the space to give a demonstration of his massive Harmonograph pictured above.
Also, listen to a recent WBEZ segment featuring Conrad Freiburg himself.