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Eternal Silence: Drawings by Andrew Hall

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© Courtesy of the artist and Project Onward
Eternal Silence: Drawings by Andrew Hall

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
June 1st, 2012 - July 25th, 2012

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6

DESCRIPTION

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.