Posts Tagged ‘MCA Chicago’

Isa Genzken: Retrospective at MCA Chicago

Installation view, Isa Genzken: Retrospective, MCA Chicago. April 12-August 3, 2014. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of Isa Genzken: Retrospective—an expansive four-decade survey of the German artist’s work at MCA Chicago featuring sculpture, film, installation, painting, and photography—is the fact that it was all made by the same person. Over the course of her career, Genzken has successfully assimilated a wide array of styles without losing sight of a handful of core concerns: architectural structure, the[…..]

Heidi Norton at Chicago Works Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Herbarium Specimens--An Intersection, 2012

From rich botanical sculptures, to the ghostly ethereal composition of each photograph, Heidi Norton has created an exhibition of polarity. Housed in the intimate BMO Harris Banks Chicago Works gallery in the corner of the 3rd floor at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago; Norton has composed an exhibition that combines her undulating and vulnerable sculptures, with photographed installations that barely come into existence, only[…..]

Ill Form and Void Full: New Work by Laura Letinsky at MCA Chicago


Laura Letinsky is a master at having it both ways. She photographs messes that are exquisitely tidy. She uses white like a color. She presents endings in a moment when they are still new, still vibrating with just spent energy. She captures objects as images and images as objects. She makes decay look gorgeous. Letinsky is known for her artfully arranged still life photographs of[…..]