Art Institute of Chicago – Barbara Kruger 010922
Got out of the house–into the bitter cold and landed at the Art Institute to check out Barbara Kruger’s show Think of you, I mean me, I mean you. This title makes me laugh inside. The stairs leading up to the area where it’s at already had the show starting for me, nice teaser…getting closer…then 2 columns with her name vertical up them, and a huge video screen with sound as the puzzle pieces put together the image, and then flashes into other images…nice draw. It was overall very pop, supreme, Futura bold with strips of large labels in your face aggressive pop. but fun. It flowed smoothly, and was short. I’ve seen larger exhibits in that space, but not this one. There was a nice balance of white space that surrounded the heavy serious imagery. I liked it overall. Thank you Barbara!