The Exquisite City press

Cardboard Hideout

Cardboard Hideout

Lauren Viera’s Tribune Entertainment Good visual art everywhere in 2009 starts right out by lauding the Kathleen Judge curated “The Exquisite City, City of Cardboard” exhibit shown last winter at the Chicago Tourism Center and the Viaduct Theater. The third paragraph is below, please click through to read the entire article and check out some great flickr photos of the exhibit and more press links below…

Strange Closets Gallery Tour… the Exquisite City

The Exquisite City | Viaduct Theater | Galleries | Chicago Reader

Favorite Chicago Sounds — Exhibits

ABC 7 Chicago: Exquisite City opens at Chicago Tourism Center

The Exquisite City | Arts & Culture | The A.V. Club Chicago

The Exquisite City @ Viaduct Theater – Flavorpill Chicago

“And, in some instances, cheap materials. One of the best group shows came at the start of the year, in the midst of an already interminably long winter. “The Exquisite City, City of Cardboard” at the Chicago Tourism Center exhibited a wonderfully wacky, three-dimensional metropolis made out of the stuff used for package parcels. Dozens of artists of all stripes – from printmaker Jay Ryan to musician Sally Timms – wrought houses and buildings, entire blocks, cars and telephone lines out of cardboard, transforming the otherwise banal Tourism Center into a minicity complete with sound and lighting effects. Initially, 40 artists were invited to participate. Seventy contributed. If that’s not local solidarity, we don’t know what is.” –Lauren Viera, Chicago Tribune

Congratulations to Kathleen Judge and all of the artists who contributed! As Tim said… “What a highlight to our amazing year!”