There's the two sets of You Are Beautiful walls, each composed of 15 letters each by 30 artists all together. A huge maze like wall by Mental 312 was layered with wheatpastes and paintings by many Chicago street artists including The Viking, Goons, and Brooks Golden. And this multi-sided work art directed by Chris Silva and including elements by 11 other artists had a lot to keep you engrossed.
|Photograph by Thomas Fennell IV|
There's also the introductory wall with several hundred photographs showing street art in situ outdoors in Chicago, as well as large scale works by Ray Noland/CRO, SARO, Hebru Brantley, the Grocer, Tiptoe, and Don't Fret.
A great book by Joseph Depre, the show's curator, titled "Chicago Street Art", was also released in conjunction with this show. It's priced at $15 and will be available at the closing party and also locally at Quimby's Bookstore, Myopic, and the Museum of Contemporary Art's bookstore.
The show is up through Saturday, June 4th and the closing party will be tomorrow night Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 11pm
Chicago Street Art Show Closing Party
at the Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 S Halsted St (parking on the street and at the rear of the building)
Friday, June 3, 2011
6 to 11 pm