‘Think Small’

I got up and went to the DMV at 8 a.m. to avoid any “Imperial entanglements.” And successfully, I might add; I was in and out in a flash.

Julie and I went to the Illinois State Museum, despite not knowing where the museum is. Julie assumed I knew where it is, and, since she had been there before, I thought she knew. Well, we found it anyway and we finally managed to see “think small!” — A 35-artist exhibition that examines the issue of making small-scale contemporary artworks. We’d been wanting to see the show and it’s over tomorrow. After that we ate lunch at Cafe Brío downtown — tasty — then headed home. Here’s a couple pieces from the show:

Afterdesire by Donald McFadyen (left or top) and
Gentle Ben Mystery in the Everglades
by Brian Dettmer

The piece on the left (or top) is an oil painting with this sort of sci-fi sensibility — really cool. The piece on the right was made with a real book that the artist went though and cut up until only what images and text he wanted to show was left.

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