Lauren Anderson Solo Exhibition at Trunk Show
Trunk Show | Sunday, February 2, 11:30-1:30 (AM-PM)
TUSK | 3205 W Armitage, Chicago, IL 60647
As part of 2nd Floor Rear | Catering by J.T. Baker Chemical Company
As you might expect, we’re excited. Lauren Anderson, visual comedienne, artist’s artist and plain-clothes flâneur, has readied an excellent show to celebrate what might be the opening of eternal return. If we have to relive one day, this would be a good one: 2nd Floor Rear is a great (24 hour!) festival, TUSK is a phenomenal new boutique, J.T. Baker Chemical Company is the city’s best caterer, TRUNK SHOW is Chicago’s fastest moving gallery and Lauren Anderson goofs with the best of them.
Anderson’s body of work is diverse: publications, prints, ceramics, entire exhibitions on room scaled pieces paper. The work—like Anderson herself—is witty and weird, concerned with visual rhetoric, vernacular tropes, and methods of presentation and production, from soup to nuts. An avid participant in the cultural feedback loop, she has participated in exhibitions at the Mega Mall, organized sculpture shows for snow obscurity, and produced ephemera for days (and years).
ABOUT LAUREN ANDERSON
Lauren Anderson lives and works in Chicago, IL. She was born in Virginia, on the same day as Sarah Silverman, Bette Midler, and Richard Pryor, and then she received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at Roots and Culture, ADDS DONNA, CCS Bard, Golden Age, and Adult Contemporary, LA.
ABOUT J.T. BAKER CHEMICAL COMPANY
After a long history of acquisitions and then dormancy, the J.T. Baker Chemical Company was resumed in 2012. From the storage rooms of Baker’s former Chicago office, and new offices in the West Loop, Baker’s past is being rebuilt and its future reinvented.