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Monday
Jan032011

doodleganza reminder: chicago

What: Doodleganza
When: First Tuesdays thru April, 6-8 pm
Where: MCA, Chicago

Plan ahead—every month a local artists presides over this whimsical event.
January 4: Little Black Pearl
February 1: Jacob Goudreault
March 1: Paul Nudd
April 5: Simon Anderson

Tuesday
Nov162010

doodleganza: chicago

What: Doodleganza
When: First Tuesdays thru April, 6-8 pm
Where: MCA, Chicago

Plan ahead—every month a local artists presides over this whimsical event.
December 7: Scott Reeder
January 4: Little Black Pearl
February 1: Jacob Goudreault
March 1: Paul Nudd
April 5: Simon Anderson

Tuesday
Mar162010

visit chicago: for alexander calder


abstract mobile at CB2.com

A mobile is best described as a hanging sculpture of fluid motion.

Whether starting with a single wire—or balanced on a stand with a pointed tip, a stabile—thin arms with attachments are carefully positioned one off the other so they balance both physically and visually.

As their inventor in 1931, Alexander Calder is synonymous with mobiles. While sculptures that moved via machinery or motors may have inspired the name, Marcel Duchamp suggested it to Calder for his kinetic, or mobile art pieces.

Thru March 21st at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, is Alexander Calder in Focus. Don’t miss the opportunity to view this annual exhibition of his mobiles, stabiles, drawings and paintings.

Also, detour into the loop to see Calder’s Flamingo sculpture at the Federal Plaza, shown below.