Chicago, Friday 17, 2012. It looks like a rainbow of colors will be brightening that Great Street this summer with the Chicago Loop Alliance's just announced installation of their newest public art commission, aptly named, Color Jam.
The CLA has selected world-renowned artist Jessica Stockholder, who chairs the University of Chicago's Department of Visual Arts, to create the three-dimensional work of art that will contain flashes of color and geometric shapes spilling from the building facades onto the sidewalk and streets creating the feeling of an animated film. The yet undetermined location for the installation will be at an intersection in a prominent location along State Street.
This is the third summer that the CLA has commissioned original art installations in the Loop. The highly successful installation of Tony Tasset's Eye created a loud buzz in 2010 followed by Kay Rosen's "Go Do Good" poster series last summer. In addition to the "Eye" and "Go Do Good", CLA’s popular public arts initiatives include "Lightscape: A Multi-sensory Experience" currently adding sound and music to the State Street landscape.
Stockholder's work has been exhibited at Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; among others.