Gary Einloth loves art in all its various forms.
As an artist and avid traveler, Gary Einloth enjoys visiting different art museums and exhibits all around the world. Recently, he took a trip to Chicago to check out the Art Institute where he found a handful of wonderful and unique exhibits filling him with inspiration and motivation for his own work.
Exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago has the greatest collection of art from all over the world that is preserved and interpreted by the experts. The many art exhibitions displaying the greatest art works of artists from the past as well as new artists are always a treat for art lovers such as Gary Einloth. Some of his favorite exhibitions from his most recent trip to the Art Institute include:
- I am the Sun:
Date: September 27 to December 5, 2016.
This exhibition is to showcase books on various artists talking about the effect of light and in particular, the sun, on photography. There would also be many periodicals as well as books to feature Charles Ross and Chris McCaw. Both are experimental photographers who create pieces of art by focusing sun’s rays through a lens to burn and make marks on wood and film so as to describe the sun’s destructive capacity and how it can create its own mark. There were several such features that talk about artists and works that depict the impact of sun and several connections to it.
- Moholy-Nagy: Future Present:
Date: October 2, 2016 to January 3, 2017
Artist Moholy-Nagy had a lot of contributions to the world of art in the form of photography, painting, sculpture, theatre sets and lots more. This abstract artist is one of the most renowned visual artists. Future Present would pay tribute to him and would exhibit his works from as early as 1920 to the last of his works in 1946. The exhibition would also focus on showing how the artists abstract art work later evolved into more 3-dimensional works.
- Richard Nonas: ridge (out, away, back)
Date: October 13, 2016 to April 23, 2017
Richard Nonas abstract sculptures have been more about human perceptions. His sculptures range from small reliefs that are wall based to huge ones which are floor based. His large scale installations started with his work in Chicago on Bluhm Family Terrace. Gary Einloth found particular inspiration in these pieces with his work in sculptures and furnitures.
- Kemang Wa Lehulere: In all my wildest dreams
Date: October 27, 2016 to January 15, 2017
In all my wildest dreams would be the first museum show dedicated to Kemang Wa Lehulere. He is an internationally acclaimed storyteller. There were several paintings, wall carvings, videos and more demonstrating the visual language of this artist.
- Holiday Thorne Rooms:
Date: November 18, to December 31, 2016
To mark the holiday seasons, the tradition of decoration would begin. All the Thorne rooms would see their new shine. The English Drawing Room from the Victorian period is the sole room with the Christmas tree and this would be the grandest room. The ornamented rooms would be equally special with their own unique touches. Gary Einloth certainly took some ideas home from these artistic view points to share with friends and family over the holidays.
- Neapolitan crèche:
Date: November 22, to December 31, 2016
The artisanship of Naples can nowhere be reflected with such finesse as the Neapolitan crèche. There will be more than 200 figures staged in front of a painted backdrop. This rare and unique crèche should not be missed this season.
- Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance 1960 to 1975:
Date: January 28 to April 30, 2017
The Tokyo magazine has been known for its achievement in world photography. This exhibition would be the first to depict Provoke movement and links between political protests, photography and the performance in Japan in its post-war period. There will be many books and photographs by the main photographers of the Provoke.
- Helio Oiticica: To organize delirium:
Date: February 18 to May 7, 2017
The artist Helio Oiticica is well known for his contemporary art in the period after World War II. His works have been known for the active participation required from the viewers to understand and connect with the art. There will be an illustrated and descriptive catalogue of the artist’s career in the form of essays.
Artist Gary Einloth loves learning about different artistic styles and experiences from other artists. Visiting the Art Institute of Chicago was a wonderful educational experience that he is excited to share with his friends, family, and fans.