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Bus Tour: Celebrating Chicago Artists Month Featuring Artists of the Whitney Biennial

October 7, 2014
$100 per member

Join Joan Arenberg for this year’s celebration of Chicago Artists Month as we visit four artists selected by curator Michelle Grabner to participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Carol Jackson’s leather frames and papier-mâché “geodes” are derived from mid-19th-century sheet music and furniture motifs. These forms refer to a moment when Western culture was at it’s greatest potential. Tony Lewis creates paintings that investigate the African American experience, incorporating personal writings, political vocabularies, associative word games, or drawing exercises. Words, letters, or phrases are then manipulated, isolated, and redrawn to create the finished piece. After lunch at the Arts Club of Chicago, visit Jessie Mott, known for her shape-shifting paintings of mythical creatures. As a queer-identified artist, Mott does not categorize her creatures as male or female, but seeks to capture the anxiety around sexual identity. Doug Ischar’s video works of the past ten years are more allusive and poetic, addressing political and theoretical concerns via densely constructed image-sound montages. His recent videos draw heavily on his early training and love of classical music.