The Unveiling of EYE by Tony Tasset

07.07.10

The unveiling of EYE, a new public art installation by Tony Tasset, (a great artist and my former Professor in grad school at UIC) will take place today at 10 am in Pritzker Park.

Sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance, EYE is a 30 ft. replica of the artist’s eye. In Tasset’s words: “the image of an eye is one of the most utilized symbols found throughout history and across cultures. It sometimes means a higher power or a portal to an inner conciseness, as in the eyes are the windows to the soul. The sculpture will undoubtedly be interpreted in many different ways, but for me the eye is a basic image of humanity and all that it entails, be it physically, emotionally or spiritually. EYE is meant to be experiential, funny and democratic.”

More information – http://www.chicagoloopalliance.com/artloop4.php

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