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Current Art Theory & Practice Shows

Modified: September 23, 2014

Lilli Carré: The Pleasure of Getting Lost
September 5–October 18
Reception: Friday, September 5, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Western Exhibitions, 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

The interdisciplinary work in Lilli Carré’s (Art Theory & Practice MFA 2016) second solo show at Western Exhibitions takes the maze as a point of inquiry and departure. She will present work in the form of drawings, book, and animation, exploring the human fascination for constructing mazes specifically to spend time getting lost within them, and for the hope or delight of resolution.

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Judy Ledgerwood: Postcards from Captiva
September 13–October 11

In conjunction with Expo Chicago, the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel - a southwest Florida destination - has worked with Art Theory & Practice Professor Judy Ledgerwood to create a monumental set of public artworks that will appear on billboards in downtown Chicago, River North, Gold Coast and along major expressways. These works will debut on September 13, and will remain on view around town for four weeks. In addition, components of this project will be featured on the official Expo Chicago shuttles that will transport visitors along routes from Navy Pier to other cultural and shopping destinations around the city.

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A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action
September 20–December 20
Reception: Friday, September 19, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

Exhibition features two Art Theory & Practice faculty members: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Michael Rakowitz.

At the core of Chicago's intellectual and creative life stand these influential artists for whom this city itself was a springboard for a new way of thinking about art at the intersection of society. Their work has influenced generations, having made social practice a worldwide phenomenon. This exhibition brings their ideas alive through
10 newly commissioned projects.

Exhibiting artists: Jim Duignan, Paul Durica, Pablo Helguera (BFA 1993), J. Morgan Puett (BFA 1981), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (MFA 1985), Dan Peterman, Michael Rakowitz, Laurie Jo Reynolds (MFA 2000), Temporary Services, and Rirkrit Tiravanija (MFA 1986).

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