Commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance, Color Jam is a three-dimensional painting that covers the streets, buildings and crosswalks surrounding State and Adams. Chicago’s largest art piece, this work provides a canvas of bold colors that people can walk on, in and through. Rich red, blue and green paint foods the city streets, spilling out of windows and saturating the buildings.
On display through September, Stockholder invites the public to participate in her art work not only by viewing it, but through their movement as well. Color Jam is part of Art Loop, an award-winning series that activates the Loop with contemporary art.
Color Jam also offers a series of programs called “Jams,” such as concerts, talks and events throughout the Loop. Musicians are performing acoustic sets surrounded by Color Jam through August 2. Enjoy folk, alternative, jazz and rock music while you check out the art work.
Renowned artist Jessica Stockholder works at the intersection of painting and sculpture. Her work incorporates the architecture in which it has been conceived, blanketing the floor and scaling the walls. Her work is energetic and idiosyncratic, tempering chaos with control.
Stockholder relocated to Chicago last year, where she became the Chair for the University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts faculty.
Stockholder has exhibited widely in North America and Europe, at venues including the Dia Center for the Arts, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Open Air Museum in Belgium, the Power Plant in Toronto, Canada, the Whitney Museum of American Art; P.S. 1, New York; SITE Santa Fe; the Venice Biennale; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; and Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York.
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