Opening Sunday, January 23rd, from 9AM - 9PM
On view through Monday, January 31st
Tony Fitzpatrick in Conversation With Steven Conrad, takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23.
Following the conversation there will be a book signing with Fitzpatrick for his most recent release: The Apostles of Humboldt Park (I, Apostle).
The conversation, moderated by Conrad, will take place on the McAninch Arts Center’s Belushi Performance Hall stage. Topics will include and Fitzpatrick’s connection to Chicago, his current CCMA exhibition Jesus of Western Avenue, his social and political concerns and our shared changing reality. Conrad is the writer/director of the series Patriot (Amazon Prime), Perpetual Grace, LTD (Epix) and Ultra City Smiths (AMC). He also plays and writes in the Chicago/Nashville band The Jones Sisters.
Tickets for Tony Fitzpatrick in Conversation With Steven Conrad are $10 (plus service fees). The conversation will also be available by live stream, then on demand beginning 8 a.m. Jan. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 25. A streaming ticket is $10 per household. All tickets may be purchased at TheCCMA.org or by calling the MAC Box Office at 630.942.4000
About the exhibition
The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by world-renowned multimedia artist and celebrated Chicago resident Tony Fitzpatrick.
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue will feature over 60 mixed media works. These graphically rich and inventive works deliver messages and stories that reflect on the artist’s connection to Chicago, his social and political concerns and our shared changing reality.
With work in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Tony Fitzpatrick has also created album art for music icons including Lou Reed, Steve Earle and The Neville Brothers. Fitzpatrick is best known for his multimedia collages, printmaking, paintings and drawings.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.