Monday, January 20, 2014

Pictures from the Art Institute, August, 2009

Here are a few shots of some works on display at Chicago’s Art Institute, where I went one hot Saturday morning/afternoon when others were rocking out at Lollapalooza. It was my first time there since the new Modern Wing opened, and I must say it lives up to the hype.

The museum now feels complete, like there isn’t a hulking, unused back space that no one knows what to do with. The wing’s layout is very good, too. The gallery spaces are open and airy, a contrast to the cavernous feel of most of the rest of the museum. There’s not a lot of ground being broken as far as overall design, but it works.

Cindy Sherman watches people watching her.

“Angel,” by an artist whose name I can’t recall. It’s an eye-catching, piece – you should see it in its true dimensions (about 5’ by 6’).

“Two Candles,” which is reminiscent of the album cover for Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation.

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