29 Jan Chicago
I just went to Chicago for a few days to show All The Rage and had a blast making pictures. I walked about 15 miles in 3 days and spent some time meditating and reading in my brother’s completely empty apartment. He lives in NY and the apartment is for sale. It currently has two beds, a chair and unbelievable views- nothing else- not even toilet paper.
The light is pretty incredible to view.
The first morning I went for a run along the Lake. Then headed back toward the apartment on the streets.
That evening I went to an art show by Lindsey Liss- called PriceLiss. She’s a wildly incisive artist who uses lenticular pieces to tie together different eras and contrasting ideas. I loved the work. She doesn’t like to have her picture taken but she let me take one in front of her JFK (Mr. President) Marilyn Monroe (Happy Birthday Piece). By acknowledging their illicit relationship, yet also treating them both with some reverence, the piece creates a level of cognitive dissonance that is nicely complemented by the way moving around the piece causes their faces to warp and double expose.
After meeting her, my pal Kristi and I headed to the Gene Siskel Film Center to present the film.
The next morning I took a long walk from my brother’s place down to the Siskel and made more images.
The screening that night was awesome. The next morning I got up early to go do a quick TV interview and got some beautiful images in the early morning light by the Loop.
After the TV piece I grabbed breakfast at a very old diner and then walked about 4 miles down Diversy Ave to Logan Square to catch the train to the plane.