Tal R Visited SAIC as a visiting artist. Many if his works were based on his imagination, or his memories. It looked like Tal R was so into abstract art, and his own memories from his youth was his strongest inspiration. He often invites taboo issues, that are often sexual, and he turns them into playful art by using vibrant colors. His works are mostly very playful, and in some aspect, childish. His great sense of humor led the lecture in a great atmosphere, and it was absolutely enjoyable.
An event of Samba was held at Armitage Chicago. The event was great and enjoyable that there was no pressure from such grandness that you usually find in classical orchestra. It was pretty much opened to the public that anyone could enjoy. Some Samba instruments were introduced, and a few of them looked like those ones from Stone Age.The atmosphere at the Samba concert was very playful. The music was pretty much close to what you would hear at festivals. Those smaller and bigger drums, and the instruments, which were new to myself created beautiful and very rhythmic music.
No one seemed to be bored during the concert. To be honest, I am not a type of person who enjoy music so much. I never put music around me while working like others do. Also, going to concerts was never my preference. However, Samba was pretty enjoyable, and it seemed it would be applied to anyone that young and old all enjoyed the music and atmosphere.
David Leggett, who is Chicago based artist had an opening at UIC. David’s works were mostly in vibrant colors. Most of his works had at least one figure and letters in them. His works gives the viewers the sense of reading a cartoon book.
The playfulness is showed in his miniature figures as well.
SOFA 2016 was held at Navy Pier. The arrangement and presentation was a lot better than Expo Chicago 2016. it looked more professionally done. However, if Expo Chicago gave you feelings of visiting a huge gallery, SOFA 2016 gave you more feelings of being in a shopping mall.
It absolutely had more than paintings and drawings. It had lots of jewelry and other accessories, like phone covers.
On Sep. 10th at Shane Campbell Gallery, there was an opening by an artist Zak Prekop. There was about 10 minute performance as well, and the atmosphere was great during the performance that children seemed to be enjoying the show too.
His paintings mostly have patterns in simple form. However, the patterns are painted extremely clean.
Scotty Gogo, SAIC graduate, will be hosting an installation piece at Artspace 8 on Friday from 8 until midnight. It’s all neon and LED sculptures which allude to gogo dancing, and the whole thing sounds like a really neat experience.