Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pop-Up Gallery!

 Ain't got no time to find a hip, hop, happenin' gallery?  Just skip on over to Monroe and State, walk halfa block towards Wabash, and you'll find yourself face-to-face with the Pop-Up Gallery.*  Having had my eye on these window displays of mostly sculptural work in ye olde Carson Pirie Scott building over the course of the past week or so, it seems the work has been rotated pretty frequently, but overall, everything that has been shown in the little exhibition is very playful.  With the cavernous room behind the gallery being worked on, the show feels very fleeting, as the name of the gallery suggests.  As the killer, pointy gold ornaments dangle and swing ominously over the unsuspecting doormen across the street at the Palmer House, brightly-colored figurines and fanciful sculptures warm the cold windows of the CPSb, and subsequently, the ice-licked Chicago streets.  

It's nice to see that the space is being used for something nice 'n' cheery.  I extend proper respect to the organizers of this tasty treat.

*I'm not sure if this is a traveling show, a simultaneously-occurring, multi-locational thang or a one time blip on the art world radar.

12-21-09 Update:
So when I walked by the gallery today, I saw the website printed on the window.  Apparently this is a project by the Chicago Loop Alliance and it is multi-locational.  

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