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- Chicago Works:Paul Heyer–
- Long In this vertical painting, the background consists of a rich, saturated blue mottled with areas of both lighter and darker blue. Extending vertically across the background are three thin, dark brown branches. From these branches sprout small leaves of various reds, blues, pinks, and purples. The branches also bear three ghostly, translucent apples distinguished from the background only by white outlines. The most dominant element of the painting are five large white orbs, each with a faintly translucent white glow. Three of the orbs are aligned vertically on the left half of the painting, while the other two are arranged vertically starting at the upper-right hand corner. This leaves the background of the bottom right corner fully exposed.
- Endless Summer–
- Long A four-pointed, mandala-like set of pale grey shadows surround a glowing slightly warm-hued sphere on a white wall framed at the bottom by a gray floor.
The MCA remembers the gallerist Richard Gray, a staple within the Chicago art scene and a patron of the MCA.
- JACK &: Prelude to the DanceStructured on social codes and trainings, from prison reentry programs to 1950s sitcoms to debutante balls, JACK & is a comedy of errors that considers the measureless damages of being…
- Long A dark-skinned woman smiles down at her laptop. She wears a dark hooded sweatshirt and black-framed glasses, which reflect the computer screen. Next to her computer are various gadgets with knobs and dials, and she seems to adjust one of them with her right hand. In the bottom-left-hand side of the image, next to all of the electronic equipment, sits a pineapple. The woman appears to be performing a DJ set, and she is spotlighted with a bright white light coming from her right; behind her, an abstract geometric drawing is projected onto the wall.