Who knew more about childhood, Freud or Disney?
Who knew more about childhood, Freud or Disney? This is the question posed by Chicago-based artist Arturo Herrera as he makes his museum debut in a self-titled exhibition at the Renaissance Society, on view through Sunday, Feb. 22.
Herrera uses objects and images associated with childhood to trigger free associations that signify the workings of the adult conscious. Herrera presents the intrusion of the adult unconscious into the fantasy world of childhood, conveying powerful psychological symbols.
The Renaissance Society exhibition will be accompanied by related programs including a performance by Walleye, a Chicago-based Quintet specializing in improvised and late 20th century music, and a reading by short-story writer Diane Williams, the "reigning queen of 'sudden fiction.' "
For more information about the exhibition and related events, see the Calendar, pages 6-8.