CartoonInk!: Emerging Comics in Context
Sep 3, 2011 – Oct 15, 2011
Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
This exhibition brings together boldly idiosyncratic works showcasing the rapidly evolving landscape of contemporary comics. The past decade has brought an explosion of innovation in visual narrative culture, to which SAIC students and alumni continue to be major contributors. “CARTOONink!” features an international roster of breakout comics artists, among them highly regarded artists with ties to SAIC including Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Anders Nilsen, and Chris Ware, as well as current SAIC students setting the scene for what is to come. Curated by SAIC faculty Christa Donner, Surabhi Ghosh, and Jeremy Tinder, this timely exhibition celebrates comics as a unique and vibrant art form, featuring original works on paper, printed and exchangeable multiples, and tactile works that blur the line between comics, sculpture, and time-based media. This exhibition is generously supported by SAIC’s John M. Flaxman Library and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.