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Chicago Cultural Center

Exhibition Detail
Eternal Silence: Drawings by Andrew Hall
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

June 1st, 2012 - July 25th, 2012
, Andrew HallAndrew Hall
© Courtesy of the artist and Project Onward
Michigan Ave/Downtown
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6

Project Onward artist Andrew Hall creates tiny, intricate ink drawings of Chicago's architectural landmarks and diverse neighborhoods. For Eternal Silence, Hall took inspiration from a different kind of Chicago neighborhood: Graceland Cemetery.

Within its walls, the monuments and mausoleums of Graceland form a miniature city, with many of its structures designed by world-renowned architects for the final resting places of Chicago's elite. Hall's drawings, reverently executed in ink on paper with washes of color, invite the same stillness and contemplation as the tombs they depict. In addition to his cemetery studies, Eternal Silence features ink drawings of other architectural subjects whose quietness and monumentality invite the viewer to consider if they, too, belong to a city of the departed.

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