Expo Chicago 2019

September 19, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FRONT International will participate in the eighth edition of the Expo Chicago art fair, which runs from September 19 through 22, and will feature some 135 galleries from 24 countries at the Navy Pier Festival Hall. Click here for the full list of exhibitors.

FRONT is pleased to showcase the Canvas City Portfolio, a limited edition set of six spectacular screenprint designs by leading international artists Julian Stanczak, Heimo Zobernig, Sarah Morris, Kay Rosen, Michelle Grabner, and Odili Donald Odita. The screen print designs are based on the artists’ original mural concept for FRONT International’s Canvas City mural program. The program is a series of six large scale murals conceived in recognition of earlier efforts at introducing public art to the Cleveland civic fabric, the City Canvases project of 1973-1974.

Stemming from a key mural painted in 1973 by Julian Stanczak, “Carter Manor,” near the corner of Prospect Avenue and 9th Street in Cleveland, Stanczak’s urgent Op Art design graced the twelve-story brick facade for years before its removal. In 2018, FRONT revived the original painting as a legacy project, connecting early public art efforts to new currents.

FRONT will showcase the newly created portfolio, expertly screen-printed at BRT Printshop in Brooklyn, NY, and Zygote Press, Cleveland. The portfolios come enclosed in a hardbound portfolio case, produced locally in Cleveland. This edition is a limited edition of twenty.