Color Wheel is a new series in which we identify a trending color in art for the week and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is silver. Readers are invited to send us images they have on hand so long as they match the profiled colors and we’ll post the best ones we receive.
Looks like we’re importing all our silver from Chicago this week. Yesterday we posted an image from Jose Lerma’s solo show at the MCA and today we’re showcasing a shot of EXPO Chicago’s human sucking spaceship cavity, made entirely of mylar. We can thank architect Jeanne Gang and Studio/Gang for the design of the 170,000 square-foot exhibition, which includes the above beast, “Frustrum”. I’m not sure what purpose the piece serves; it’s imposing, so like a lot of people I walked around its circumference rather than pass underneath it. Maybe it’s supposed to be a floating round-about that turns people in different directions? I’d criticize myself for grabbing at straws here, but I’m not sure I’ve even been given any.