Light Work at Art Chicago/NEXT

Light Work will be at NEXT at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago from April 30 to May 3. Along with a great list of exhibitors, NEXT is presenting a fantastic slate of programming to sweeten the experience.

Many of our former Artists-in-Residence will have work represented at NEXT. For example, we’re looking forward to seeing the Barry Anderson (Light Work AIR 2006) installation at the Cara and Cabezas Contemporary booth. In a brief interview with Anderson this morning, the artist talked about the installation, which will be a new piece called Starchild. The two-channel video is shown on two separate screens with special frames around them, so the work offers a sculptural element not seen in previous installations by the artist. The imagery, Anderson explained, hints at religion and magic and references one of his influences, the experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Above, a still from Starchild.

2008 Light Work AIR Deana Lawson will be represented in the exhibition Partisan, which will be in Booth 12-561/563 of Art Chicago. Her image Family Portrait, a print of which is in the Light Work Collection, will be featured prominently in the exhibition, which focuses on politically-motivated art.

Please stop by Booth 7-8034 and check out the latest prints from our Fine Print Program, which includes work by Elijah Gowin, Suzanne Opton, Doug Dubois, and Stanley Greenberg. We’ll also have several of our signed books available in the booth.

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