Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On the Scene: Jason Lazarus, Wolfgang Plöger, Zoe Strauss

I am in a great show at the Art Institute of Chicago. My piece is titled "Week of the Perfect Game" and includes photos made, and printed, during a one week stint in Chicago this summer.

For me, the key to this piece is a translucent printing of a photo I made of Lake Michigan, which was printed and applied to the windows that face out from the AIC Modern Wing photo gallery.





The Modern Wing of the Art Institute is actually built ON Lake MIchigan, it's a human made shore line that extends several blocks into the lake.

"Most of the material underneath the eastern sidewalk along Michigan Avenue, including under the Art Institute, consists of the debris from the Great Chicago Fire. East of Grant Park out in the lake, the breakwaters that protect Monroe Harbor from wave action are visible."


From Shoreline Processes in Chicago


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On the Scene: Jason Lazarus, Wolfgang Plöger, Zoe Strauss

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