Art Chicago: Chicago 2005

29 Avril - 2 Mai 2005 

29 avril - 2 mai 2005 

Art Chicago in the Park 2005
Butler Field 201 S. Columbus Drive (Monroe at Lake Shore Drive) 
International Invitational Section. 
Marie-Josée Laframboise, Luc Courchesne and Ed Pien


(En anglais seulement)

The gallery is very happy to announce that we been invited to participate at Art Chicago in the Park 2005 in the International Invitational section. We will be exhibiting works by Marie-Josée Laframboise, Ed Pien, and Luc Courchesne. Art Chicago is an international contemporary art fair with over 125 participating galleries. This year will signal a new chapter for America's longest running contemporary art exposition and the organizers are confident that the new dates and location will bring a renewed energy to Art Chicago. "This year's show will signal a re-birth of Art Chicago," stated Thomas Blackman, the show's President. "Chicago has enjoyed having one of the world's top art fairs for over a quarter of a century and I am confident that 2005 Art Chicago in the Park will rank among the most exciting to-date."


The fair will held from April 29 to May 2, at Butler Field, adjacent to Chicago's spectacular new Millennium Park, in a state of the art tent structure of 125,000 square feet -- the largest structure of this kind ever erected for a contemporary art fair. The organizers constructed a similar facility in 1993 and 1994 for Art Chicago before being selected for the traditional May dates at Navy Pier when the facility re-opened after redevelopment in 1995. In 2003, The Frieze Art Fair was also housed in a specially designed temporary structure at the south-end of Regent's Park in London.


The International Invitational section is a highly visible, strategically placed booth for maximum traffic. We believe strongly in the need to have a focussed presence in a booth instead of the general salon style hanging. The gallery will present Circuits Tubulaires: an in-situ installation of candy coloured, transparent thin tubes that sprout from the wall from Marie-Josée Laframboise, a suite of drawings from Ed Pien, and a selection of circular rotating anamorphic photographs from Luc Courchesne.


Marie-Josée Laframboise is a mid career artist that has shown in Canada and extensively in Europe. Ed Pien is known for his large-scale interactive drawing installations influenced by Taiwanese mythology and beliefs mixed with Western traditions. Luc Courchesne developed panoramic projection technology for which he uses disc shaped images that are projected onto a hemispheric screen to immerse the viewer. In this work, Courchesne presents some of these circular anamorphic photographs in their raw form as simple rotating prints. The work featured is from a series titled Panoscopic Journal, anamorphic panoramas he has photographed since November 1999. 

Participation in the Chicago Art Fair is an opportunity for the gallery to follow up on contacts made in New York at DiVA: the Digital and Video Art Fair, and at TIAF: the Toronto International Art Fair.



Nance, Kevin. Chicago Sun-Times, Art lovers can feast on fests, 29 avril, 2005

New York Times, Datebook - Chicago April 3, 2005, p3