Last week, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) announced plans for this summer’s follow up to the unforgettable, gigantic Eye, by Tony Tasset, that stood in Chicago’s Pritzker Park at State/Van Buren last year. Tasset’s Eye was installed in July of 2010, and was on view to passersby through October.
This summer, Chicagoans and visitors to the city will see work by Midwest-based, Kay Rosen, the artist that the CLA has commissioned to create this year’s Art Loop 2011 installment. Rosen’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is known for her text-heavy paintings, drawings, collages and installations, playing on the connection between language and imagery.
No specific dates have been released for this installment; see www.chicagoloopalliance.com for more information.
Art Loop Open was another product of the CLA (in collaboration with Chicago Artists’ Coalition) that took place last October. The inaugural juried art showcase / competition paired artists with ten venues throughout the loop, and depended on public votes to determine the top pieces from over 200 artists, for a variety of prizes.
To increase awareness and to further engage the art community, the CLA announced they will partner once again with the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, but will expand their partnership to include MMPI’s Art Chicago and NEXT; Art Loop Open will next be held in 2012.
Tony Tasset, Eye, Chicago Installation, July-October 2010
Yours/Ours, 2010, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Photography © Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Photographer: Nathan Keay; http://www.kayrosen.com/work.html
Hi, Highway billboard, Pennsylvania; http://www.kayrosen.com/work.html
Blurred, wall painting, MCA Chicago, 2004/Second Street Gallery, Charottesville, Virginia; http://www.kayrosen.com/work.html
S words, 1994, 13" x 19"; Oil Shtick, 2002, oil stick on paper, 8" x 10"; http://www.kayrosen.com/work.html