Saturday, January 03, 2009
Lee Godie @Intuit, Chicago
Photograph by Steve Kagan
Today is the final day for Finding Beauty: The Art of Lee Godie at Chicago's INTUIT, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. I can't emphasize how great this show is. For over 20 years Lee sold her art on the streets of downtown Chicago as a self-proclaimed Impressionist artist. This show brings together over 100 pieces of her art.
This trove also includes many black and white photobooth/Polaroid self-portraits she did at the old Trailways bus station in the Loop. I actually found the pictures more interesting than her paintings because of the way she'd draw on both herself and on the surface of the photographs. A couple hilarious ones depict her in a fur coat showing off the money she'd earned selling her work.
This Gibbson Girl is from Carl Hammer Gallery's site
The show is up through today,
Saturday January 3rd, 2009 from 11am to 5pm at
756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (1/2 block south of the Chicago Ave Blue LIne station)
Admission is free.