Today I went with my good friend Matt Soria and (number one fan) Zoraida to the New Chicago Comics exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit showcases original comic pages, sketches, scripts and animations by four incredibly talented Chicago cartoonists: Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Lilli Carre, and Jeffrey Brown. Unfortunately, today was the final day the work will be up according to the MCA website. Otherwise, I would have recommended that anyone interested in comics should definitely check it out. There are so many talented artists at work in comics in Chicago right now. Not only is it cool to see the field getting recognition as a high art form, but it was both exciting and humbling to see the bar being set so high by some of our best young artists.
If you're still looking for something cool to check out at the MCA, they have a Jim Nutt exhibit going on right now. The show is a sort of retrospective of his work from early career until now. It's impressive. Theres also a companion show featuring work by other artists in conversation with Nutt's work that was equally awesome.