Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eye & Cardinal Begins Construction

Today I saw the first evidence of the latest Chicago Loop Alliance art installation from artist Tony Tasset.

The CLA is set to reveal Tasset's two-part art installation on July 7th. One part is a three-story eyeball that will be installed in Pritzker Park at State and VanBuren, and the other is a series of street banners down State Street that will show the progression of the flight of a cardinal, as if the banners are individual frames in a video sequence.

An explanation from Tasset about the project can be found on the blog Chicago Art Machine.

The Chicago Loop Alliance has also recently turned vacant store fronts around the Loop into temporary art galleries studios. They call the project Pop-Up Art Loop, and each location is open on first Thursdays for opening receptions in the evening.

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