The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Art on The L

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on May 12, 2006 5:42PM

Chicagoist usually thinks of artists as quiet, sensitive types not prone to guerilla-style tactics. But this weekend, a few of those QSTs are gonna get sneaky.

2006_05_subwayart.jpgIn an e-mail we received today, we learned that after a show at Butcher Shop/Dogmatic gallery (3rd floor of 1319 W. Lake) tomorrow night, a group of artists will take to the El and stage an art show on the train. What train? What kind of art? All they’ll say is that “we're taking back the spaces taken over by private corporations, turning them into places for artwork to be viewed and having a party at the same time.” Attica! Attica!

The art that Chicagoist is used to seeing is more of the performance art variety. Something along the lines of “Crazy Guy Makes A Deuce In The Hobo Corner.” Or “Douchebag On Cell Phone Brags About The Chicks He Banged.” So this will be a welcome change.

Join the revolution at 10 p.m. at Butcher Shop/Dogmatic on Saturday night. You’ll know you’ve found the right group when an elderly French woman pins a rose in her head-dress.