Lilli Carré Flies Solo In Debut MCA Chicago Exhibit

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 12, 2013 10:20PM

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Lilli Carré, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, August 8, 2013. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has many new things to see lately, from The Way of the Shovel, which we thoroughly enjoyed, to City Self and, coming next week, a first-time solo showing for Chicago based artist Lilli Carré.

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Lilli Carré, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, August 8, 2013. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
While it may be her first solo exhibition at a museum, Carré already has an impressive body of work, from illustrations in publications like The New Yorker and The Chicago Reader to comic books which met great critical acclaim. An excerpt from her book The Lagoon was included in The Best American Comics 2010 and she also screened a film at the 2007 Sundance Festival.

Carré's MCA exhibit is set up in a series of pairs which underlines the interest that the artist has with connecting with her audience and connecting one piece to another. She also created a new work for this exhibit—a pairing of projections that puts the viewer in the middle as an interpreter of what’s being seen on either side.

We’re particularly fond of her debris drawings and comics but are also interested to see the sculptures, movies and projections involved. The BMO Harris’ series at the MCA is designed to showcase the best new work out of Chicago and we think this will be another great reason to stop by the MCA.

The exhibit will open on Dec. 17 and run through April 15, 2014. A curator talk with Carré and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Michelle Puetz is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at noon. For more information check out the MCA website.