Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Installing Nancy Rosen
Nancy Rosen, "Stolen Time" Mixed Media, 44" x 60", $9,000
I spent the past few days installing the Nancy Rosen Exhibition at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. It was an interesting experience. Gallery 180 is located on the ground level at the corner of Lake and Wabash in Chicago's Loop. While hanging shows, I've grown accustom to onlookers trying to be the first to see the work being installed. But this weekend was quite unusual. I found myself being distracted—and entertained—by the numerous faces being pressed up against the large glass panes. People were intrigued by the work. Some even entered the "closed" gallery to view the work while it was sitting on the floor awaiting placement. If this is any indication of the shows success, Rosen should be quite overwhelmed at Friday's reception.
The Nancy Rosen exhibition opens this Friday with a reception from 5:30-7:30. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash in Chicago's Loop. All of the works in this exhibition are available for purchase.