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Artist: Unemployed

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Embroidery Embroidery, Paper
Artist: Unemployed

1530 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642
November 20th, 2009 - January 9th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.livingroomgallery.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
PHONE:  
312.226.3020
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, conceptual, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Making art is expensive, but it can be cheaper than therapy. In Artist: Unemployed conceptual artist Shawnee Barton uses humor, humility, and her art practice to cope with being unemployed during the worst economic downturn our country has seen in sixty years.

In this installation at LivingRoom Gallery, the artist uses a variety of media to address subjects related to her inability to get a job including daytime television, arts policy, and her ongoing existential crisis.

Artist: Unemployed was reviewed in Newcity and Chicago Art Review by Steve Ruiz and on Chicago Art Map by Candice Weber!