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Events in Art and Archaeology

Mike Egan: <EM>We Said Goodbye to our Friend</EM>, 2016acrylic on panel14" h x 14" w
Mike Egan: We Said Goodbye to our Friend, 2016
acrylic on panel
14" h x 14" w
Mike Egan: I Saw You at My Funeral
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES  •  Matthew Rachman Gallery  •  10 September - 4 November 2016
 
 

As a child drawing cartoons and skateboard graphics, Mike Egan expressed an ever-present interest in skeletons and devils. Later in life, his fascination with mortality led to a career working in funeral homes, where he was constantly surrounded by death and mourning. This immersion into he most intimate and painful moments of life had a lasting influence on Egan’s acrylic paintings on panel. He started painting not only the stories of those who have passed, but the stories of those left behind after one's passing; the mourners, the lovers, the hurt and the relieved. His works are visual anecdotes; capturing sepulchral moments in time, presented to the viewer with whimsy and wit.

Hailing from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Egan recalls a fascination with both art and with death, from a young age. A few years after receiving his B.F.A. from Edinboro University, his peculiar interests led Mike to attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and to become an embalmer and funeral director. All the while continuing to paint, Mike developed a unique style that incorporated his surroundings, as well as his other influences: folk art, Day of the Dead, horror films, religion, Halloween and German Expressionism. Since 2006, Mike Egan has shown his work in galleries throughout America, Germany and the UK.

The new paintings Egan created for I Saw You at My Funeral are a look at his continued obsession with the idea of life and death. In light of recent world events and the way they are portrayed by the media, the subject matter is more important to him now than ever before. “There are so many tragic shootings and acts of violence in the world and it is constantly spoon fed to us through the media. These paintings act as a reminder to me that there are so many people to say ‘goodbye’ to, and that we must not forget them.”



Matthew Rachman Gallery Website


Contact:

Matthew Rachman Gallery
1659 West Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

 


Tel: (1) 773 245 31 82

Juan Muñoz: <EM>Thirteen Laughing at Each Other</EM>, 2001 Courtesy of Juan Muñoz Estate and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo by Cathy Carver.
Juan Muñoz: Thirteen Laughing at Each Other, 2001
Courtesy of Juan Muñoz Estate and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo by Cathy Carver.
Juan Muñoz: Thirteen Laughing at Each Other
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES  •  Art Institute of Chicago  •  1 April - 6 October 2016
 
A theatrical installation by Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) flips the experience of viewer and viewed. Many of Muñoz’s works unfold like stories in which the spectator is written into the drama. In the case of Thirteen Laughing at Each Other (2001), the viewer is thrust right into the center of the scene. By entering the installation space, one is surrounded by laughing figures seated on bleacher-like structures. From this vantage point, it quickly becomes clear that Muñoz is not merely granting the viewer unusual access to the artwork but also shifting the role of the observer to that of an unwitting subject, and potentially even an object of ridicule as the sculptural figures laugh hysterically—some toppling from their seats—at the spectacle in their midst. The work creates a tension and psychological depth that is at once unsettling and captivating. “I try to make the work engaging for the spectator,” said Muñoz. “And then unconsciously, but more interestingly, I try to make you aware that something is really wrong.”

Art Institute of Chicago Website


Contact: Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
Tel: (1) 312 443 36 00

Events in Classical Music

Michael Mulcahy
Michael Mulcahy
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Michael Mulcahy, trombone
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES  •  Symphony Center  •  6 - 8 October 2016
 

Franck: Le chasseur maudit
Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra [CSO Co-commission, World Premiere]
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Michael Mulcahy, trombone



Chicago Symphony Orchestra Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact:

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604


Tel: (1) 312 294 30 00

Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES  •  Symphony Center  •  29 September - 1 October 2016
 

Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano



Chicago Symphony Orchestra Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (1) 312 294 30 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Teresa Cristina
Teresa Cristina
Caetano Veloso / Teresa Cristina
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES  •  Symphony Center  •  16 October 2016
 
Caetano Veloso, guitar and vocals
Teresa Cristina, vocals

The legendary Caetano Veloso, Brazil's internationally-renowned pop music icon, returns to Symphony Center for one night only. The earthy and honest voice of Rio de Janeiro's samba superstar Teresa Cristinawill perfectly complement Veloso's breezy, bossa nova-tinged Tropicália.

Symphony Center Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (1) 312 294 30 00



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