Featured in this show are:
"True Love Waits"
and, of course, The Doll Project
"Panthea" graphite and charcoal on paper 2001
I was working as a guard at the Smart Museum when a very special painting came to us on loan from the Art Institute, Laurent de la Hyre’s “Panthea, Cyrus, and Araspus.” We were instructed to keep an eye on the painting at all times and took turns watching it. At least we were allowed to sit down for that post. Alone in an empty gallery with nothing better to do and forbidden from reading on the job, I made use of the small sketchbook I’d brought with me, and the drawings in my “Panthea Collage” and my “Panthea Gesture Drawings” are the result of those quiet afternoons at work.
Still, I've never been entirely certain of what they all mean. As I wrote on the drawing above,
Women with femme fatale faces glaring up at me from the pages of my notebook— do they want to be characters or subjects of paintings?
Maybe they can be both.
So if you are in the Chicago area and want to see some great art, you should check this show out. The show runs until the 19th and is on the 8th Floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.