This one-off afternoon event today integrates an exhibition of landscape-inspired works at Azimuth Projects apartment gallery in Logan Square with a walking tour, complete of course with hot chocolate and hand warmers, of the neighborhood landscape led by tour company Chicago Detours. Check it out this afternoon!
For the exhibition portion of the event, which has been curated by Azimuth Projects Director Helen Maurene Cooper, artists Peter Cardone and Madeleine Bailey will show their works. Cardone has pairs of large format photographs that show a two-part process of first photographing an overgrown lot, and then clearing the location for a second image. Bailey, who is captivated by histories and mythologies of flying and falling, sky and air, has made mixed media work that layers paper and photographs of landscapes at different times of day to capture subtle shifts in location and time.
Not exactly a historical or architectural tour, the one-hour-long tour will express the Chicago Detours' mission of bringing people to explore stories and places locals don't even know. Tour guests will explore the ways we overlook or interpret the unseen processes and messages of our everyday Logan Square landscape and its vernacular architecture, from the habitat of rats to the joys of lawn ornaments. Chicago Detours Executive Director Amanda Scotese will also talk about the profit-motivated perspective of realtors, the intricate engineering underground, and why the Midwest landscape is considered so boring.
Two limited groups of 18 can experience the walk at either 2:15pm-3:15pm or 4pm-5pm which start at Azimuth Projects. The $12 ticket includes Katherine Anne Confections hot chocolate for the walk, hand warmers, and gifts. Reservations are required through the Chicago Detours website.