Thursday, May 21, 2009
We are really excited to have artist Chris Uphues participating in Works In Progress on Tuesday June 2, 2009 from 11am- 7pm. Be sure to stop by and see his work and chat with him about his process throughout the day.
Chris Uphues' paintings and drawings are concerned with a distinct visual vocabulary, embracing pop culture, graffiti, video games, comics, and all things Japanese. His work is included in major art collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. An Illinois native, Uphues received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and now lives and works in Brooklyn.
Check back for Chris' answers to the WIP Blog's questions about his process.
Sara Schnadt was our Works in Progress Artist on May 5th and it was great to see all of the books and images that inspire her work, as well as the materials she is working with right now. Nice to have her back and see what she has been up to since her 12x12 show and also think about her work as it relates to themes addressed by the amazing Take Your Time:Olafur Eliasson exhibition which is currently on view at the MCA.