Last weekend I went to The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art at Navy Pier in Chicago and saw an absolutely overwhelming amount of art. There were over 100 galleries represented from around the world, as well as some special exhibitions. What was probably the coolest thing for me, was seeing Pearl Lam Galleries, as I have a friend from graduate school who works at their Shanghai location. I didn’t know the gallery was going to be there, much less that the woman I spoke to actually knew my friend! So, of course, we took a selfie together and sent it to her. Another cool finding was to see some works by Maria Tomasula represented by one of the galleries there, who teaches Art at Notre Dame and who I’ve worked with at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture on an oral history of her life and work.
These are some of the artists represented at the EXPO that I was most taken by.
Paul Strand – Wall Street
Andrew Moore – Cuba series
Anthony Caro – Arena Pieces
Michael Eastman – Fidel’s Last Stairway