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New Chicago Comics

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New Chicago Comics

220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
December 13th, 2010 - December 13th, 2010
Opening: January 8th, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcachicago.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
kloring@mcachicago.org
PHONE:  
312.280.2660
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 10-8; Wed-Sun 10-5
TAGS:  
comics, comic, cartoonist, cartoon, illustration mixed-media, pop, figurative
COST:  
$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors, free for MCA members, children under 12, and members of the military; Tuesdays free.

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition presents the work of four young, Chicago-based cartoonists and animators: Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen. In their own unique styles each of these artists expands and challenges the conventions the comic book. Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical works examines modern relationships with discomforting detail and intimacy. Lilli Carré is an animator and cartoonist who has produced a series of celebrated comics, illustrations, and hand-drawn, animated short films. Paul Hornschemeier's widely acclaimed comics incorporate complex, self-referential narrative structures that knowingly appropriate various comic book styles. Using a sparse aesthetic and narrative style, Anders Nilsen creates existentialist fables that revolve around the interactions between animals (birds and dogs) and young men.