CHICAGO, IL. — Lillstreet Gallery presents "Will You Step Into My Parlour?," celebrating Chicago artist and living legend Nicole Hollander. Blending literature, performance, and visual art, this exhibition aims to amuse, inspire creativity, and embrace personal exploration by inviting audiences into a replica of Hollander's living room.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 2013
Exhibition Dates: October 20 — November 17
For Nicole Hollander, being an artist isn't a profession that begins at nine in the morning and ends when the clock strikes five. Hollander lives her profession where the world is her office and her mind is a portfolio. As a writer and cartoonist, Hollander's identity and environment are crucial, as she lives the life of two people: herself and her infamous character, Sylvia.
In the installation at Lillstreet, the gallery will be transformed by Nicole's collected and personal artworks and distinctive home furnishings. Visitors will be transported into the atmosphere that stimulates Hollander's imaginative, feminine focused, and politically provocative work. The idea for the show came about when a friend told the artist, "I want to sit in your living room all by myself and just look at your things." Hollander thought, "Well, maybe somebody else would, too."
For three Saturdays spanning the length of the exhibition (November 2, 9 and 16), Hollander will make planned appearances at the Gallery to conduct readings, workshops, and discussions, completing the interactive picture of her life as an artist.
About Nicole Hollander
Nicole Hollander (born April 25, 1939) is an American cartoonist and writer. Her daily comic strip Sylvia was syndicated to newspapers nationally by Tribune Media Services and can also be seen on her blog, BadGirlChats.com . More information about Nicole found at:
About Lillstreet Gallery
Lillstreet Gallery enhances the educational mission of Lillstreet Art Center by offering students and visitors an opportunity to explore and be inspired by the work of emerging and established artists working in ceramics, textiles, photography, painting, drawing, metalsmithing, and more.
About Lillstreet Art Center
Since 1975, Lillstreet Art Center has served Chicago communities with opportunities for personal and professional growth through the arts. In an expansive, three-level facility at 4401 North Ravenswood Avenue, Lillstreet offers arts education for all skill levels, a gallery, an artist residency program, studio space, and a community outreach program. With the recent launch of the Ignite program, Lillstreet also supports local businesses through arts-based professional development.