September 28, 2018

“The best representation of a new homegrown model is in “Local Comfort” at LVL3, a Wicker Park hub where sixty-two Chicago-based artists are currently on exhibition. It’s an artist-run show distilling the vastness of the folks working here now—and the true grit residing in the arts community. While Ed Paschke might still hold the key to the city, the mythos of blue-collar self-reliance doesn’t hold much weight nowadays. If this show is any indication, we’re living in the zeitgeist claimed by Capel. A show standout is Yvette Mayorga, who often confects works from frosting and other saccharine materials to suggest the dissonance between the sweet American Dream and the sadistic realities facing immigrants at the border. “

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