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A Trip to Atropolis 2008

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Today, Richard and I went to Artropolis at the Merchandise Mart about 11 a.m. and left about 2:30 p.m. There are 5 concurrent shows under one roof.

    Art Chicago (12th floor) — art in a gallery atmosphere featuring works appealing to curators and collectors

    NEXT (7th floor) — an invitational exhibition of international contemporary emerging art focusing on single artists or special projects

    The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair (south side of the 8th floor)

    The Artist Project (north side of 8th floor) — work of independent artists

    The Intuit Show (northwest corner of the 8th floor) — folk and outsider art

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A Visit to Artropolis

I went to my first Artropolis yesterday and it was fascinating. There was so much art that I couldn’t take it all in.

THE ARTIST PROJECT

Hiroshi Ariyama’s current series Our City, Our Neighborhood depict original point-of-view snapshots of cityscapes in screenprinted manipulations of light, color, and texture. Ariyama says, “My intent is to capture an emotional point in time within each scene that ranges from nostalgic reflection to current observation, or simply a happy glance into a moment’s fleeting possiblities.”

Daybreak
Daybreak, Courtesy of Hiroshi Ariyama

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